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Fraudulent ACH And Wire Transfers Emails

Jul 20, 2011 | Posted in Fraud Alerts

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has received numerous reports of fraudulent emails that have the appearance of being from the FDIC.

The emails appear to be sent from various "@fdic.gov" email addresses, such as protection@fdic.gov, admin@administration.fdic.gov, or service@admin.fdic.gov.

They have various subject lines such as "Update for your banking account," "ACH and Wire transfers disabled," and "Banking security update."

Financial institutions and consumers should be aware that these fraudulent emails may be modified over time with other subject lines, sender names, and narratives. The FDIC does not directly contact bank customers, nor does the FDIC request bank customers to install software upgrades.

Information about counterfeit items, cyber-fraud incidents, and other fraudulent activity may be forwarded to the FDIC's Cyber-Fraud and Financial Crimes Section, 3501 North Fairfax Drive, CH-11034, Arlington, Virginia 22226, or transmitted electronically to alert@fdic.gov.