FDIC SPECIAL ALERT RE: FRAUDULENT
January 23, 2004 – The
FDIC has issued a Special Alert: fraudulent emails being sent to bank
customers. The fraudulent email, which appears to come from the FDIC, informs
the recipient that all deposit insurance on their bank accounts has been
suspended because of suspected violations of the USA Patriot Act. The emails
attempt to obtain highly sensitive personal information, including bank account
information, and say insurance will resume once the information is provided.
If consumers have received this
or similar suspicious emails, they should report information to the FDIC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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