Tech!Alert: FDIC Warns of Phishing Attempts
The FDIC issued a warning on Wednesday, January 13th, that consumers are receiving emails purporting to be from the FDIC that falsely claim that “FDIC deposit insurance is suspended until the requested customer information is provided.”
These emails are scams.
Included in the fraudulent messages are warnings that “due to account activity that violates the Patriot Act” accounts are being suspended, unless the consumer follows a link to confirm their identity and other personal information using a system called “IDVerify”.
DO NOT CLICK THESE LINKS.
Following the links provided in the false messages may result in identity theft and/or the installation of malware on your personal computers. Under no circumstances should you click the link found within these messages.
According to the alert issued by the FDIC:
“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 email@example.com.”
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