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E-mail Claiming to Be From the FDIC – April 10, 2012

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has received numerous reports of fraudulent e-mails that have the appearance of being sent from the Publishers Clearing House that make reference to the FDIC.

The e-mails inform the recipient that he or she is the winner of a large cash prize and instructs them to obtain a "Check Insurance Certificate from FDIC." The e-mails state the FDIC will be "requesting a fee of $1,000.00" to provide the "Check Insurance Certificate." The e-mails state that the recipient is to write to the FDIC via e-mail for instructions on how to send the requested fee. A fraudulent phone number and e-mail address are provided.

The FDIC does not issue anything called a "Check Insurance Certificates." These e-mails are fraudulent and were not sent by Publishers Clearing House or the FDIC. Recipients should consider the intent of these e-mails as an attempt to steal money or collect personal or confidential information from the recipient. Recipients should NOT, under any circumstances, send funds as requested or provide any personal financial information through this media.

 

FDIC Warns of Fraudulent E-mail

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.

While the messages exhibit variations in the "From" and "Subject" lines, the content is similar.

The e-mail states, "During the period from December 31, 2010 to December 31, 2012 all the money in a "noninterest-bearing transaction account" are fully insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Please note, that this is a temporary measure besides the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's general rules. The term "noninterest-bearing transaction account" includes a usual checking account or demand deposit account on which no interest is paid by the insured depository institution."

A link is provided to a website that supposedly provides "more details of this temporary FDIC coverage for transaction accounts."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. Recipients should not click on the link provided. FDIC does not send unsolicited e-mail to consumers or business account holders.

 

FDIC Warns of Fraudulent E-mail

On February 15, 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.

While the messages exhibit variations in the "From" and "Subject" lines, the content is similar. The e-mail states, "Your ACH and Wire transaction abilities have been temporarily withhold for your security, because your security version expired. As soon as you have installed it, your account transactions will be completely reinstated."

A link is provided to a website that supposedly provides an update. 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. Recipients should not click on the link provided. FDIC does not send unsolicited e-mail to consumers or business account holders.

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Masquerading Web site: Helpwithmybank.com

To: Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks and Federal Savings Associations; All State Banking Authorities; Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Conference of State Bank Supervisors; Deputy Comptrollers (districts); Assistant Deputy Comptrollers; District Counsel and Examining Personnel

Re: Masquerading Web site: Helpwithmybank.com

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has been informed that the above-mentioned Web site, "helpwithmybank.com," is attempting to masquerade as the legitimate Web site, "helpwithmybank.gov," and contains potentially damaging malware. The illegitimate site redirects the user to the legitimate site "helpwithmybank.gov" in an attempt to convince users that they are connecting to a legitimate site. Attempts to connect to the fake Web site could expose the user to harmful malware.

Any information that you may have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of:

Mail:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Enforcement & Compliance Division, MS 8-10
250 E St. SW, Washington, DC 20219

Fax: (202) 874-5301

 

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