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FDIC issues warning on fraudulent e-mails

National Mortgage Professional
Mar 24, 2014

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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 sources.

For more information, visit www.fdic.gov.

Published
Mar 24, 2014