Notice from FDIC
The following message is being sent claiming to from teh FDIC. You SHOULD NOT click on links from NACHA or FDIC unless you know the sending source.
Dear Account Holder,
Hereby we would like to inofrm you about the recent alterations in the FDIC coverage rules. From December 31, 2011 throught December 21, 2012 all assets in a “noninterest-bearing transaction account” are provided with an unlimited coverage by the FDIC. Please note, that this is a temporary measure in addition to the FDIC’s basic deposit insurance regulations. The term “noninterest-bearing transaction account” implies a traditional checking account or demand deposit account on which the insured depository institution pays no interest. For more information about temporary FDIC insurance coverage of transactioon acounts, please view the official site link (lists link of spam site)
If you receive this type of e-mail please delete it and do not click on the link. Just like with any mail sent to you, if you do not know and trust the sender, do not click on any links or attachments.
E-Mails fraudulently claiming to be from the FDIC
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has received numerous reports from consumers who received an e-mail that has the appearance of being sent from the FDIC. The e-mail informs the recipient that “in Cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, federal, state and local governments…” the FDIC has withdrawn deposit insurance from the recipient’s account “due to account activity that violates the Patriot Act.” It Further states deposit insurance will remain suspended until identity and account information can be verified using a system called “IDVerify.” If consumers go to the link provided in the e-mail, it is suspected they will be asked for personal or confidential information, or malicious software may be loaded onto the recipient’s computer.
This e-mail is fraudulent. It was not sent by the FDIC. It is an attempt to obtain personal information from consumers. Financial institutions and consumers should NOT access the link provided within the body of the e-mail and should NOT under any circumstances provide any personal information through this media.
The FDIC is attempting to identify the source of the e-mails and disrupt the transmission. Until this is achieved, consumers are asked to report any similar attempts to obtain this information to the FDIC by sending information to firstname.lastname@example.org