Sunday, January 25, 2004

WARNING: That Email is Not from the FDIC

This charming missive appeared in my in-box this morning. It is, of course, a fraud designed to grab your bank account information so the thieves can loot you at leisure.

To whom it may concern;

In cooperation with the Department Of Homeland Security, Federal, State and Local Governments your account has been denied insurance from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation due to suspected violations of the Patriot Act. [verbiage snipped]

Failure to use IDVerify below will cause all insurance for your account to be terminated and all records of your account history will be sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington D.C. for analysis and verification. Failure to provide proper identity may also result in a visit from Local, State or Federal Government or Homeland Security Officials.

Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.


Don't click that link, and don't give them any information. If you've already done it, call your bank immediately.

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