Amazon Chase Credit Card Scam

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RustyMcNuggets
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Amazon Chase Credit Card Scam

Postby RustyMcNuggets » Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:26 pm

There has been a recent scam outbreak regarding Amazon Chase Credit Cards

Received by way of: MAIL
Forms of Receipt: (1) Receiving a credit card in the mail unsolicited. or.. (2) Receiving a letter stating your application was denied unsolicited.

People are receiving unsolicited credit cards or denial letters in the mail notifying the individual their application for a Amazon Chase Credit Card was received and accepted or denied. The only problem? NONE of the individuals applied on their Amazon accounts or on the Amazon site, which is the ONLY way to legitimately apply for a Amazon Chase Credit Card.

If you receive or have received one of these two types of notifications through the mail (credit card or denial) it has been recommended:
1. Call Chase and report that you DID NOT APPLY FOR THIS CREDIT CARD.
2. Report the issue to Equifax to place a 90 day fraud alert with them. They will in turn report it to all credit reporting companies.
3. Contact your local law enforcement (Town Police Dept or Sheriff's Department) and file a report to which you will receive a report number.
4. File a report with the FTC to which you will receive a report number.

At present time Thursday, August 18th, 2016, the outbreak has been only reported in the region of Central Illinois. It is assumed a facility or fast food restaurant franchise in the region was hacked into, but that is not confirmed.
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Re: Amazon Chase Credit Card Scam

Postby MzFish » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:20 am

Thanks for the info Rusty!!
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Re: Amazon Chase Credit Card Scam

Postby Hortensia » Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:18 pm

Thanks, Rusty.
Of course I have one of them. :wideye:
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Re: Amazon Chase Credit Card Scam

Postby RustyMcNuggets » Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:13 pm

I've done some additional searching and still only reported in central and southern Illinois.. Well.. Then there's this..

Developing story: ODs targeted for credit fraud: http://optometrytimes.modernmedicine.co ... edit-fraud
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Re: Amazon Chase Credit Card Scam

Postby RustyMcNuggets » Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:49 pm

Hackers, hackers EVERYWHERE!!!

Hackers breach election systems in Illinois, Arizona (200,000 effected)
http://www.21alive.com/nbc33/Officials- ... 36901.html

UPDATE: Don't bother clicking the link above. All you'll get is a 404 error.
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Re: Amazon Chase Credit Card Scam

Postby RustyMcNuggets » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:49 pm

I have not heard more on this scam other than it has been making its rounds well beyond the state of Illinois.
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