E-mail Claiming to Be From the FDIC - April 29, 2011

on Sunday, 24 April 2011. Posted in Fraud Alerts

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 e-mail appears to be sent from "alert @fdic.gov" and includes a subject line that states: "FDIC: Your business account."

The e-mail is addressed to "Business Owners" and states "We have important information about your bank. Please click here to see information." It then states, "This includes information on the acquiring bank (if applicable), how your accounts and loans are affected, and how vendors can file claims against the receivership."

This e-mail and link 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. Recipients should not click on the link provided.

The FDIC does not issue unsolicited e-mails to consumers or business account holders.