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FDIC Warns of Fraudulent E-mail

 On April 27, 2012 in a Consumer Alert, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) advised that it has received numerous reports of a fraudulent e-mail that has the appearance of being sent from FDIC.

The e-mail subject line reads: "SURVEY CODE: STJSPNUPUT".

 The email states, "You have been chosen by the FDIC to take part in our quick and easy 5 questions survey.  In return we will credit $100 to your account just for your time!"  The recipient is then instructed to "Click here to Continue."  Recipients should not click on the link provided.

 This e-mail and link are fraudulent.  Recipients should consider this to be an attempt to collect personal or confidential information or to load malicious software.

  FDIC does not send unsolicited e-mail to consumers or business account holders.

http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/alerts/index.html

 

FDIC Warns of Fraudulent E-mail

 On April 10, 2012 in a Consumer Alert, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) advised that it has received numerous reports of a fraudulent e-mail that has the appearance of being sent from Publishers Clearing House with reference to FDIC.

 The e-mail informs the recipients that they have won a large cash prize, but requires a “Check Insurance Certificate from FDIC.”  The message states that FDIC will be “requesting a fee of $1,000.00” to provide the “Check Insurance Certificate.”  A phone number and e-mail address are provided to obtain instructions on how to send the requested fee.

  The e-mail is fraudulent and was not sent by FDIC or Publishers Clearing House.  Recipients should consider this to be an attempt to steal money or collect personal or confidential information. 

http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/alerts/index.html