7:00 AM EDT, September 18, 2012
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which insures bank deposits, warns that there are two fake emails claiming to be from the agency.
One includes statements about the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978, and the Investor Protection Law of the Securities Act of 1933, according to the FDIC. It also uses this bogus address --firstname.lastname@example.org -- and an area code of 646 for Washington, D.C. I don’t know about the Investor Protection Law, but anyone in Maryland would know that DC's area code is 202.
The other fake email purports to come from email@example.com and mentions ACH transactions.
Well, the FDIC folks want you to know that these emails aren’t from them. Rather, they are an attempt to steal your money or trick you into divulging personal information.
Don’t click on the links. They could end up loading a virus or malicious software onto your computer.
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