Schemes & Ripoffs: Bank card email scam

KILLED 11 WORKERS AND CAUSED 134 MILLION GALLONS TO SPILL INTO THE GULF Ginger: HIGH-TECH CON MEN ARE SENDING OUT E-MAIL ALERTS TO LOCAL BANK CUSTOMERS, CLAIMING THERE IS UNUSUAL ACTIVITY ON THEIR CREDIT CARDS

Matt: THEY CLAIM TO SHUT DOWN YOUR CARD WHAT DO THEY WANT? HERE'S MIKE HOLFELD WITH THIS WEEK'S "SCHEMES AND RIP-OFFS" Reporter: THE SUBJECT LINE, "IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT YOUR ACCOUNT" GETS YOUR ATTENTION IT TALKS ABOUT ACTIVITY THAT SEEMS UNUSUAL AND WHEN THEY CALLED, THEY WEREN'T ABLE TO REACH YOU THEN THE CLENCHER

"WE CLOSED YOUR ACCOUNT TO PREVENT UNAUTHORIZED TRANSACTIONS" Reporter: WERE THEY LOOKING FOR MONEY, TOO? YES Reporter: BANK IMPOSTERS WILL VARY THEIR TACTICS A FEW MONTHS AGO THIS NEWS 6 VIEWER WAS TOLD SHE WOULD GET MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IF SHE WIRED A SO-CALLED FEE I'M GOING TO CALL MIKE AND SEE IF HE KNOWS WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT

I WAS AFRAID TO OPEN IT Reporter: STILL, THE DECEPTIONS ARE WELL PLAYED THERE'S AN E-MAIL FROM CHASE BANK AND THE E-MAIL SEEMS TO COME FROM THE FRAUD DEPARTMENT TO GET YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION THIS IS WHERE THE LINK TAKES YOU

THIS IS THE REAL CHASE HOME PAGE BANK SECURITY EXPERTS SAY RED FLAGS INCLUDE AN AWKWARD GREETING LIKE DEAR CUSTOMER, INSTEAD OF YOUR NAME, INCORRECT GRAMMAR, A TACTIC USED TO BY PASS E-MAIL FILTERS AND A STRANGE OR UNFAMILIAR LINK YOU CAN ALWAYS TYPE A URL INTO YOUR WEB BROWSER INSTEAD OF CLICKING A LINK ANOTHER TIP IS THE SPELLING IN THE E-MAIL WE SPOTTED A TYPO INSTEAD OF REACTIVATED

IT READS REACTIVE YOUR CHASE CARD WHEN IN DOUBT, CALL THE BANK THINK ABOUT IT, IF THERE WAS AN ISSUE WITH YOUR CARD, DON'T YOU THINK THEY'D LEAVE A MESSAGE? IF YOU GET A LEGITIMATE E-MAIL,