Warning: Do not click on’spoof’ bank text messages, which are used by hackers to steal your money and personal information.


TECH experts are issuing a warning about a new text message scam from a “spoof bank.”

The message, which claims it’s from Chase Bank, encourages users to follow a link to a third party site that asks for your bank details – but it’s actually fake.

The message reads: “Chase: It appears that your account is missing important credentials. For your protection, we’ve limited access to your online account.

“To restore full access to your online experience, please visit the link.”

But, Dave Hatter, from Fox19, says that the message looks official but warns the public not to touch the text.

“It’s never been more important to be vigilant and be skeptical and realize they’re coming at you any way they can.

“They want to steal your information at best, they want to straight-up steal your money at worst,” Hatter said.

Hatter also added that there is a chance that the link lead to what looks like a Chase Bank website.

Scammers do this to redirect people to a knockoff website that gets their bank account information.

“Any kind of email or text message can easily be spoofed. I can send a text that looks like it came from a phone number that’s legitimate.

“I can send an email that came from an account that looks like it’s legitimate. I can go to a company’s website, I can copy the images, I can copy the text.”

He urges people to “stop, think, and protect.”

For those who think that their account is frozen or locked, the advice is to open a separate tab, type in the chase website, and log in to see if the issue exists.

They should also let their bank know if they think a problem has occurred.


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