It’s tax season and we’ve already seen the tax related phishing Emails showing up in our inbox. Early this morning a new phishing scheme was detected that is targeting businesses with Emails purportedly from the FDIC. If you take the time to evaluate the link it can be easily determined to be just that. Here is a screenshot of the message:
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Here is the entire text of the message (added to properly index this article with the search engines):
Attn: Financial Department
By this message we would like to inform you about the recent alterations in the FDIC insurance coverage for transaction accounts.
During the period from December 31, 2010 to December 31, 2012 all the money in a “noninterest-bearing transaction account” are insured in full by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Please note, that this measure is temporary and separate from the FDIC’s common deposit insurance regulations.
The term “noninterest-bearing transaction account” includes a traditional checking account or demand deposit account on which no interest is paid by the insured depository institution.
For detailed information about temporary FDIC insurance coverage of transaction accounts, please view the official site link.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation