Fraudulent E-mails Claiming to Be From the FDIC - October 3, 2012
This message is to notify you of fraudulent e-mails in circulation claiming to be from the FDIC. Please consider both to be fraudulent.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has received numerous reports of fraudulent e-mails that have the appearance of being sent from the FDIC.
While the e-mails exhibit variations in the "Subject" lines, the messages are similar. They all make reference to the suspension of recipient’s ability to conduct transfers via ACH and/or wire transfer. The e-mails then encourage recipients to install a software update by clicking on a link provided. They then say that functionality will be restored once the software update is installed.
These e-mails and the link provided are fraudulent. Recipients should consider the intent of these e-mails to load malicious software on the recipient’s computer, or to collect personal or confidential information. Recipients should not click on the link provided.
The FDIC does not send unsolicited e-mails to consumers or business account holders.