FDIC Special Alert Concerning Fraudulent Emails
January 23, 2004 - The FDIC has issued a Special Alert stating fraudulent emails are being sent to bank customers. The fraudulent email, which appears to come from the FDIC, informs the recipient that all deposit insurance on their bank accounts has been suspended because of suspected violations of the USA Patriot Act. The emails attempt to obtain highly sensitive personal information, including bank account information, and say insurance will resume once the information is provided.
If consumers have received this or similar suspicious emails, they should report information to the FDIC at [email protected] .
For more information and to access the FDIC's alert, click here:
FinCEN Special Alert Concerning Fraudulent Emails and Letters
February 4, 2004 - The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Department of the Treasury has issued a Special Alert stating that fraudulent emails as well as letters are being sent to bank customers. In both instances the information appears to come from a government agency, and asks for highly sensitive personal information.
For more information and to access the FinCen alert, click HERE:
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