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The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has received
complaints from consumers who have received an e-mail that appears
to have been sent by FDIC. The fraudulent e-mail indicates that
FDIC has collaborated with credit card providers to offer a new
service for those who wish to secure their credit cards against
fraud and to participate in a secure online transaction network.
The e-mail claims that by accessing the embedded link, the
recipient can receive a free trial membership that provides
discounts for some of the more popular online retail outlets.
The e-mail was not sent by FDIC and may be a fraudulent attempt
to obtain personal information from consumers or to implant a
computer virus onto the recipient's computer. Financial
institutions and consumers should not access the link or attached
files provided in the body of the e-mail and should not, under any
circumstances, provide any personal information to unknown
For more information, visit www.fdic.gov.