New FDIC Phishing AttackFake E-Mails Hit Business Accountholders
Fraudulent e-mails are being sent from firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and support email@example.com, 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.