Apparently, someone has been sending emails that appear to be from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) but aren’t from the FDIC at all.
The FDIC has been receiving reports that emails from addresses like “email@example.com” and “firstname.lastname@example.org” have been showing up in employer inboxes lately.
The emails – which are purported to have subject lines such as, “FDIC: Your business account” – are NOT from the FDIC, and the FDIC is warning that these emails may be intended to load viruses on your computer or, worse, steal personal financial information.
If you receive or have received an email that fits this description, make sure you do not open any links it contains.
Click here to read the FDIC’s press release about the issue.