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Fraudulent E-Mails Claiming To Be From the FDIC

Nov 03, 2009 | Posted in Fraud Alerts

E-mails fraudulently claiming to be from the FDIC are attempting to trick recipients into installing unknown software on personal computers. These e-mails falsely indicate that recipients should download and open a “personal FDIC insurance file” to check their deposit insurance coverage. These e-mails are fraudulent and were not sent by the FDIC. The “insurance file” may actually be a form of spyware or malicious code and may collect personal or confidential information.