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Fraudulent FDIC E-mails: ACH and Wire Transactions

By Vigilize | Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - Leave a Comment

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 “From” and “Subject” lines, the messages are similar.

The fraudulent e-mails are meant to notify recipients that “Your ACH and Wire transaction abilities have been temporarily withhold for your security, because your security version expired.”

They then instruct recipients to “Please download and install the updated installations” by clicking on a hyper-link provided (Note: the Web site addresses (URL) vary widely).

Finally, most of the e-mails then state, “As soon as you have installed it, your account transactions will be completely reinstated.”

This e-mail and link are fraudulent. Recipients should consider the intent of this e-mail as an attempt to collect personal or confidential information, or to load malicious software onto end users’ computers. Recipients should not click on the link provided.

The FDIC does not issue unsolicited e-mails to consumers or business account holders.


Original notification posting by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), which is an independent agency created by the Congress to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation’s financial system by:

  • insuring deposits,
  • examining and supervising financial institutions for safety and soundness and consumer protection; and,
  • managing receiverships.

 

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