Spam website – Anti Spam League Mon, 05 Sep 2022 19:35:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Spam website – Anti Spam League 32 32 JP Morgan Chase Bank app and website is down or not working Mon, 05 Sep 2022 13:28:51 +0000

After the catastrophic Wells Fargo outage and more recently the ING Australia outage, it now appears that Chase Bank’s servers are down.

Here are some reports:

Even maps don’t work for some:

We can at least access the bank’s website, so it is possible that only a group of users are facing this problem.

For his part, Chase hasn’t said anything about this reported outage — at least not via his official social media channels. Ironically, this outage comes on the day it emerged that JP Morgan, owner of Chase Bank, has started rolling out JPM Coin, America’s first bank-backed cryptocurrency.

Coming back to the outage, we are watching closely and will update the story as we have more newsworthy information on this. Until then, use the comments section below to let us know your current experience with Chase Bank.

Update 1

Chase customer service advises some customers that this is scheduled maintenance, but not ETA for when the system will be operational.

Update 2

Looks like it’s Chase’s Wells Fargo-style breakdown day:

Update 3

Chase acknowledged the problem:

We know some customers are having trouble accessing the mobile app and our website. We want to let you know that we are working on it. thank you for your patience

Update 4

We are now seeing reports of spam text messages claiming to be from Chase Bank. Customers doubt fraud and share their experiences online. Here are some reports:

Update 5

Looks like Chase customer support is giving mixed information. Earlier we highlighted how some users are notified that this is a planned outage. But now this:

Update 6

Here is a workaround shared by the user to view account details and transactions:

Try it out and let us know if it works for you.

Update 7

The lack of frequent updates from the bank during this outage has people turning to their favorite “hacked” specs at times like these:

Update 8

It’s been over 5 hours since this outage started and Chase has only offered one update. Of course, customers are not happy:

Update 9

If you’re going by what Chase customer service told one customer (report below), things seem to be pretty messed up within the bank’s IT division at the moment.

Update 10 (February 19, 2019)

We are now seeing reports that Chase Bank services are on the rise.

Update 11 (02 September 2022)

5:28 p.m. (IST): Many users have adopted Twitter to report that the JP Morgan Chase app and website are currently down or not working for them. Also, reports on Descent detector send the same.

Update 12 (05 September 2022)

6:46 p.m. (IST): According to reports on Descent detectorthe recent JP Morgan Chase app outage has now been resolved.

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Motorcycle dealerships respond to website leads as quickly as car dealerships: study Mon, 18 Apr 2022 06:18:31 +0000

Harley-Davidson dealerships ranked first in Pied Piper PSI’s 2022 Internet Lead Effectiveness (ILE) Motorcycle/UTV Industry Study, which measured responsiveness to Internet leads from dealer websites – behaviors directly related to retail sales success. Dealers selling Indian motorcycles were ranked second, followed by Polaris side-by-side dealers.

“Fast response to web customers is critical to selling, placing an order, or laying the groundwork for future sales,” said Fran O’Hagan, CEO of Pied Piper. “Dealers who respond quickly, personally and completely to website customer inquiries sell an average of 50% more vehicles to their web customers, compared to dealers who don’t respond.”

Dealerships of four of the top-rated brands – Harley-Davidson, Indian, Polaris and Can-Am – not only performed well in 2022, but also significantly improved their web-response behaviors over time. Over the past five years, dealers of these four brands have on average more than doubled the frequency with which they respond to web customer questions via email or text, from 27% of the time in 2018 to 59% of the time. in 2022.

The industry’s average ILE performance rose three points to 43, the industry’s highest average score to date. This year, for the first time, dealerships of two brands – Harley-Davidson and Indian – performed better, on average, than typical car dealerships, which typically began focusing on web customers years before the powersports dealerships.

On the other hand, the study also shows that many powersports brands still don’t pay enough attention to poor dealer web response or do anything effective to address it. The performance of 11 brands declined over the past year.

“The poor performance of declining dealers can be partly attributed to complacency that comes from recent low inventory,” O’Hagan said. “However, slack – on responding to and building relationships with customers, especially local customers – could lead to multiple lost sales for years to come, particularly once inventory levels will improve.”

Pied Piper submitted customer inquiries through the individual websites of 8,859 dealerships, asking a specific question about an in-stock vehicle and providing a customer name, email address and local phone number. Pied Piper then assessed dealer response via email, phone and text over the next 24 hours. A dealership’s ILE rating aggregates 20 different metrics to create a total score, ranging from 0 to 100.

To be clear, each brand’s Industry Study ILE score is an average, including the top-performing dealers as well as the bottom-performing ones. In a traditional bell-shaped performance curve, 22% of all dealers in the industry scored above 70 (providing a quick and thorough personal response), while 42% of dealers scored below 30 (not responding not personally to customers of their website). By comparison, for the top-rated Harley-Davidson brand, 45% of their dealers scored above 70, while only 19% scored below 30.

Other notable trends in industry-wide behavior over the past year include:


• Dealerships were more likely to email a response to a customer’s request on a website – 48% of the time, compared to 39% of the time by phone and 17% by text. But texting is on the rise: two years ago, dealerships texted back just 3% of the time.

• Customer spam filters are a dealership’s enemy. Emails landed in a customer’s spam folder more than 25% of the time for Zero, CFMoto, Moto Guzzi, Royal Enfield, BMW, Aprilia, Honda, Husqvarna and Yanmar dealerships. Dealerships representing the brands most successful in avoiding spam filters: Polaris, Can-Am, Indian and Harley-Davidson – all less than 10% of the time.

• Of all the dealers contacted, one in 10 did not respond in any way to customer inquiries on the study website. In an age when powersports buyers are using the internet extensively to initiate the first contact with a dealership, a non-response equals a lost sale.

The response to customer inquiries on the web varied by brand and dealership:

• How often did the brand’s dealerships respond via email or text to a website customer’s question within 30 minutes?

O More than 25% of the time on average: Harley-Davidson, Indian, KTM, Polaris

O Less than 15% of the time on average: Tracker, Bobcat, Kubota, Zero, Kymco, John Deere, Cub Cadet, CFMoto

• How often have the brand’s dealerships used an SMS to respond to a customer request on a website?

O More than 30% of the time on average: Harley-Davidson, Indian

O Less than 1% of the time on average: Tracker, Yanmar, Bobcat, Cub Cadet, Kubota

• How often did the brand’s dealerships answer a customer’s request on a website by phone?

O More than 35% of the time on average: Harley-Davidson, Indian, Suzuki, Triumph, Polaris, Royal Enfield, KTM, Can-Am, BMW

O Less than 10% of the time on average: Kioti, Cub Cadet, Yanmar, Club Car

• Although not part of the ILE rating, Pied Piper also measured the responsiveness of the dealer’s website to a site’s chat function (if offered). How many times has a “human” answered a customer question within 30 seconds?

O More than 55% of the time on average: Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Bobcat, Suzuki

Website ushers in new era for Pittsfield Parade Mon, 28 Mar 2022 12:46:21 +0000

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (NEWS10) – This year’s Pittsfield 4th of July Parade, which has been named ‘Back with a Bang’, will also feature a new and improved website. No more mail to parade participants or donors; the catwalk can now be built entirely online.

The Pittsfield Parade Committee announced on Sunday that you can now go to and fill out the form on the homepage to join the festivities. No need to try and remember to fill out the form sent by post or search for an email that might be spammy.

On the new website, users can also view photos of their own entry from the previous year, learn more about the current parade theme and poster, and who is actually hosting the parade. The latest parade news and updates will also be posted on the new website.

Parade chairman Pete Marchetti said it was a “new way of doing business for us”, adding that “participants, sponsors, donors, spectators and those simply looking for information will find the process more convenient, efficient and easier to use”. Marchetti said all applications can be submitted electronically. “None of the sponsorship, application or waiver forms were available online to fill out online before, but thanks to this much-needed modernization, they are available today.”

Marchetti said applications were emailed this year as a precaution against the brand new website, but fears the unknown number is likely to be spammed due to contact details changes that occur each year for many. “That’s why this new process is so important,” Marchetti said, adding, “we need to update the new process as quickly as possible. And now we can.”

The next parade meetings will take place every two weeks starting April 13, at the Polish Falcons at 7 p.m. New volunteers are welcome to attend and participate, as new ideas are always welcome. Contact the parade organizers for more information at (413) 447-7763, or by email at

Website impersonating Jamestown business scams victims $350,000 – Jamestown Sun Sat, 26 Mar 2022 12:00:00 +0000

JAMESTOWN – A scam where a website was set up posing as a business south of Jamestown defrauded people who thought they were buying high-end vehicles for $350,000, according to Chief Deputy Bureau Detective Jason Falk from the sheriff of Stutsman County.

Falk said seven people from out of state wired the scammer money.

“If you are making an online purchase of a vehicle, it is a very risky proposition because you are convinced that if you are transferring money for something that you have not yet received, you are taking a big gamble” , did he declare. “If that vehicle doesn’t show up, that money is gone or may be gone or most likely is gone if it’s a scammer.”

If Falk was going to buy a vehicle, he said he would drive there to view the vehicle, get the title, pay for the vehicle, and drive away.

Michel’s Auto Sales & Parts LLC sells low-end vehicles, four-wheel-drive pickup trucks, and auto parts such as engines, transmissions, sheet metal fenders, and hoods.

The fake website – – includes premium vehicles such as Porsche, Bentley and Ferrari. The website lists two phone numbers with the North Dakota area code, and one number has the same last four digits as Michel’s Auto Sales & Parts in Jamestown. The address listed on the fake website is the same as Michel’s Auto Sales & Parts, and Dennis Michel, co-owner of the business, did not have a website for his business at the time.

Falk said the scammers covered all the bases to make the fake website look like a legitimate business website.

“The documents they send to these people are very educated people who have purchased a lot of vehicles, who have gone through the process,” he said. “Everything online looks like Michel’s Auto in Jamestown, ND. They use the owners’ names.

He said one victim was even given a fake North Dakota driver’s license bearing the name of co-owner Levi Michel with a picture of someone else.

From March 18-22, the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office received six calls classified as “scam/fraud,” according to the Stutsman County Communications Center Call Log. Three calls classified as “scam/fraud” totaled $140,500 which were wired or transferred to other accounts.

A caller from Richmond, Va., reported wired money to a bank on March 17 for a vehicle from Michel’s Auto and did not receive a vehicle, and another caller reported leaving a negative review on the fake website and received more than 11,000 spam messages.

The scammers have gone over many websites that list Michel’s Auto Sales & Parts and replaced the phone numbers with the same ones listed on the fake website.

Falk said a rebuttal was given on a Google review that warned the fake website was a scam. The scammers responded to a Google review by Kurt Nolte on Michel’s Auto Sales & Parts who warned potential victims of the scam and wrote that over $50,000 had been wired to the company for a vehicle on the fake site website.

“No you didn’t, we don’t know who you are, just another Nigerian scammer probably,” the scammer posing as the owner of Michel’s Auto Sales & Parts wrote. “If you are Kurt Nolte and have done business with us, please upload a photo or photos showing any communication between us and any payment you have sent to us. I know you do not exist and are hiding behind a fake account, but if so, if you’re real, please show it to everyone!”

Michel now has a website – – which lists his correct phone number and that this is the only website for Michel’s Auto Sales and Parts operating out of Jamestown.

“We will never ask you for a bank transfer as a method of payment,” says Michel’s website. “We accept credit cards, cash and local checks. It has come to our attention that there are other websites claiming to be us.

“We sincerely apologize for what happened. We are a used car and parts business. We do NOT sell exotic cars. We do not currently use our website to market anything we sell.Sometimes we will list on Bisman but not on other websites.

Michel said the scam was quite complicated and he was saddened by this ordeal.

“People have to use a little common sense and do a little research I guess, and hopefully they can make the right decision and work around this, but there are a few who don’t. didn’t,” he said.

Falk said he needs to explain to people reporting that Michel’s Auto Sales & Parts is “scamming them” that a fake website has been created that poses as the real business in Jamestown.

“We tell them they need to report it to their local law enforcement because they are usually victims in that jurisdiction,” he said.

Falk said anyone who calls the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office regarding the fake website has been asked to file a complaint on the Internet Crime Complaint Center website, where the FBI and other federal agencies can compile reports. information about scammers.

He said the sheriff’s office contacted the U.S. Attorney’s office in Fargo and that the FBI was involved and received information about the scam.

“I passed everything on to them in hopes of getting their help because I was trying to get a court order to freeze the bank accounts I know this money is going to,” he said.

Falk said the North Dakota Consumer Protection Division was made aware of the website’s existence and the sheriff’s office was working with the US Department of Homeland Security to shut down the bogus website.

“Homeland Security tells us that even if we were to shut it down, they could just pop it up in a different realm and then it’s like Whac-A-Mole,” he said. “Trying to get information from the internet is next to impossible. … It’s such a lucrative scam and they’ve obviously put a lot of money into it, the scammers, that they’re going to keep squirming around it.

Falk said Michel was working with Google to remove the fake website and phone numbers from the search engine, but complex steps need to be taken by Google to confirm he is not talking to another scammer.

Michel said he hadn’t received many phone calls about high-end vehicles on the fake website like he had the week before. He said Dakota Central worked with him to put spam protection on his company’s phone number.

“We are where we should be when it comes to phone calls,” he said.

Some clues that a website might be a scam include asking you to transfer money from your bank account, requests for gift certificates, or transacting through Western Union. Falk said most scammers don’t want credit card payments and are looking more for gift cards or for personal information such as date of birth and a social security number.

Wentzville woman warns of fake USPS website and SMS scam Wed, 09 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000

WENTZVILLE, Mo. – Wentzville resident Lisa Delaloye is waiting for a special delivery. The recent winter storm has delayed some mail deliveries in parts of the St. Louis area.

Delaloye was intrigued by a text message she received on Tuesday. The message read: “Since we missed you today, you can request a new delivery” by visiting a link.

The link was a scam. This led Delaloye to what was a very legitimate parody of the USPS website. The site then asked him for his credit card information to pay $3.30 for the new delivery.

“With today’s technology, you could fall into anything,” Delaloye said. “It’s heartbreaking.”

She reported the scam to both her local post office and the Wentzville Police Department.

“It looked exactly like the real website,” said Wentzville Police Sgt. Jacob Schmidt. He warns that credit card information in the wrong hands can lead to fraudulent charges and identity theft.

U.S. Postal Inspector and Fraud Enforcement Team Leader Matthew Villicana said the agency is aware of these types of scams. He said consumers should be aware that the USPS never charges for redelivery and that USPS officials never engage in communication with consumers for money or personal information.

Villicana also warns consumers to avoid responding to random text messages with links. He said consumers can report suspected fraud through the Postal inspector website.

Schmidt thanked Delaloye for taking the time to report the scam so others can be notified. He said: ‘If you think this is a scam give us a call and we can help investigate.

He added that consumers can report frauds, scams and poor business practices to the Federal Trade Commission. Click here to visit the site.