New FDIC Phishing Attack

Fake E-Mails Hit Business Accountholders
New FDIC Phishing Attack
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has fallen victim to yet another phishing attack, this time through fake e-mails that urge business owners to click links purporting to provide FDIC information about their financial institutions.

Fraudulent e-mails are being sent from with the subject line: "FDIC: Your business account."

In a consumer alert e-mail, the FDIC says the recent scheme's wording varies slightly from other FDIC-targeted scams. Some e-mails begin with "Dear Business Owner," instead of "Dear Business Customer." The e-mails also say, "We have important news regarding your bank," instead of, "We have important news regarding your financial institution." Fake e-mails are also coming from

The fraudulent e-mails go on to say that business accounts and loans might be affected by acquiring-bank relationships, offering vendors information about how they can file claims against the receivership.

"The FDIC does not issue unsolicited e-mails to consumers or business account holders," the FDIC alert states.

This comes in the wake of a recent phishing scam targeting the Internal Revenue Service. The e-mails come from info and support, and contain numerous typos.

The FDIC was targeted by phishers in June, when an attack tried to convince consumers to click links for "important information" from their financial institutions.

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