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New E-mail Claiming to Be From the FDIC

By Vigilize | Friday, July 9, 2010 - Leave a Comment

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has received numerous reports of another fraudulent e-mail that has the appearance of being sent from the FDIC.

The subject line of the e-mails state: you need to check your Bank Deposit Insurance Coverage. The e-mail tells recipients that, “You have received this message because you are a holder of a FDIC-insured bank account. Recently FDIC has officially named the bank you have opened your account with as a failed bank, thus, taking control of its assets.” The e-mail then directs recipients to click on a link stating “You need to visit the official FDIC website and perform the following steps to check your Deposit Insurance Coverage.”

This e-mail and associated Web site 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 and should not click on the link provided.

The FDIC does not issue unsolicited e-mails to consumers. Financial institutions and consumers should NOT follow the link in the fraudulent e-mail.


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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