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October 27th, 2009
12:10 PM ET

FDIC Phishing/Scam Alert

(Or not!)
(Or not!)


Just found this in the ol' inbox. If it turns up in yours, hit 'delete'. (While this scam's pretty topical, the FDIC says its name has been used in phishing schemes for about five years now.)


From: FDIC []
Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 1:38 AM
Subject: you need to check your Bank Deposit Insurance Coverage

You have received this message because you are a holder of a FDIC-insured bank account.
Recently FDIC has officially named the bank you have opened your account with as a failed bank, thus, taking control of its assets.

You need to visit the official FDIC website and perform the following steps to check your Deposit Insurance Coverage:
• Visit FDIC website: (link removed)
• Download and open your personal FDIC Insurance File to check your Deposit Insurance Coverage


Filed under: Kyra Phillips
soundoff (One Response)
  1. Katrina

    Hi Kyran, I was over charged the tune of $ 500 by Bank of America for over draft charges triggered by a $2 charge. They refused to credit my account even though I put the funds to cover the charges the next morning. I have 3 accounts with them and they could care less.

    Who is the CEO I'd like to send him a message myself.

    Thanks for your great reporting.

    October 28, 2009 at 2:46 pm |