09-14-12 - An email that appears to come from "Your Financial Institution" is circulating that is a phishing or virus attempt. I assure you this is not from your financial institution. Central Bank will not ask you to click on a link to download details. (Best practice is to never click on a link in an email, but to hold your cursor over the link and gather the information to type into an address field). By following these steps, you can see where the link will actually take you and it gives you the information you need to make a determination of whether you really want to go to that site. A sample of the email is below.
Subject: Incoming Wire Notification.
Incoming Wire Notification.
An incoming wire transfer has been received by your financial institution and the funds deposited to account on 09-14-2012.
Please use this link to review the transaction details CLICK HERE .
Also you can download Wire Details Report at wire_report_984344671.doc (Microsoft Word Document).
The IC3 was established as a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) to serve as a means to receive Internet related criminal complaints and to further research, develop, and refer the criminal complaints to federal, state, local, or international law enforcement and/or regulatory agencies for any investigation they deem to be appropriate. Click Here to go to the Internet Crime Complaint Center. Note: You will be leaving the Central Bank Website.
02-24-2011- NACHA Phishing Alert - NACHA has received numerous reports of a fraudulent e-mail that has the appearance of being sent from NACHA. Click Here for Alert from NACHA on Fraudulent Email.
01-13-2011- Email Claiming to be From the FDIC - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has received numerous reports of a fraudulent e-mail that has the appearance of being sent from the FDIC.
The subject line of the e-mails state: "Account Insurance from FDIC" or "FDIC Insurance." The e-mail tells recipients that their "account has been denied insurance from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation due to suspected violations of the Patriot Act." The e-mail goes on to ask recipients to "verify through our IDVerify below," stating that ".information will be checked against a federal government database for identity verification." The e-mail says that it is from "Donald E. Powell, Chairman Emeritus FDIC; John D. Hawke, Jr., Comptroller of the Currency; and Michael E. Bartell, Chief Information Officer."
This e-mail and associated Web site are fraudulent. Recipients should consider the intent of this e-mail as an attempt to collect personal or confidential information, or to load malicious software onto end users' computers and should not click on the link provided.
The FDIC does not issue unsolicited e-mails to consumers. Financial institutions and consumers should NOT follow the link in the fraudulent e-mail.
08-02-2010 - We have learned that there has been a major campaign to deploy the infamous ZeuS Trojan via spam email messages. Some of these messages will be disguised as fraud alerts from the Internal Revenue Service, Twitter account hijack warnings, or salacious Youtube.com videos.
The fraudulent IRS e-mail uses the verbiage “Notice of Underreported Income” as the Subject Line and encourages the recipient to click a link to review their tax statement. All of the latest e-mails use a variety of URL shortening services.
To safeguard against a fraudulent attack, ensure that your anti-virus, anti spam and anti-spyware programs are up-to-date; do not open attachments, click on links or download information from unexpected or spam emails.