Fraudulent bank crap going around.

4 of a kind

Repeated violations of forum rule 1.16 - troll
Mar 11, 2009
New York
Got this info from my bank. Just a heads up in case.

E-mail Claiming to Be From the FDIC October 26, 2009
We have been advised that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has received numerous reports
of a fraudulent e-mail that has the appearance of being sent from the FDIC.
The subject line of the e-mail states: 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 the FDIC has officially named the bank, that you opened your account with, as a failed
bank and has taken control of its assets.
The e-mail then asks recipients to visit the official FDIC website and perform the following steps to check your
Deposit Insurance Coverage (a fraudulent link is provided). It then instructs recipients to download and open
your personal FDIC Insurance File 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, some of which may be used to gain unauthorized access to on-line banking services or to
conduct identity theft.
The FDIC does not issue unsolicited e-mails to consumers. Financial institutions and consumers should
NOT follow the link in the fraudulent e-mail.