Chase Bank, Walmart, T-Mobile, Home Depot, Louis Vuitton, and MORE — Top Scams and Phishing Schemes of the Week

This week we’ve found a large number of scams that you need to watch out for, including ones relating to Chase Bank, Walmart, T-Mobile, Home Depot, and Louis Vuitton. Would you have been able to spot all the scams?

Phishing Scams

Phishing is one of the most commonly used tactics by scammers. Conventionally, while impersonating famous brands, they send out fake text messages and emails containing phishing links and try to entice you into opening them with various lies.

In such phishing schemes, the links lead you to fake log-in pages that appear to belong to various brands. These pages require you to submit log-in credentials to download a software update, change account settings, or whatever other tasks the scammers have asked you to complete. Here are some examples:

Chase Bank

Did you receive a text message from Chase Bank that says your account is blocked due to “suspicious sign-in attempts”? Don’t click on the link!

Scammers pose as Chase and send you such fake alerts, prompting you to click on the embedded links to verify your Chase account. Below are some other fake Chase text messages we’ve detected:

  • CHASE BANK[ALERT]: Dear customer, we have BLOCKED a fraudulent charge attempt on your DEBIT CARD. your DEBIT CARD has now been temporarily suspended kindly go to link to verify and re-activate {URL}
  • CHASE-ALERT: For Your Account Safety We Restricted Your Debit/ATM Card Due To Unusual Activity, To Restore Follow {URL}

The phishing links will take you to a fake Chase log-in page. All the credentials you submit here will end up in the scammers’ hands — they can thus hack into your Chase account. Don’t let them!

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Trend Micro Check is a browser extension and mobile app for detecting scams, phishing attacks, malware, and dangerous links — and it’s FREE!

After you’ve pinned the Trend Micro Check extension, it will block dangerous sites automatically! (Available on Safari, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Edge).


You can also download the Trend Micro Check mobile app for 24/7 automatic scam and spam detection and filtering. (Available for Android…