Today’s Phishing SCAM from FDIC
But wait! There’s more…
How about a phishing scam from FDIC?
Your very first clue in this bad boy is the sender’s address. Anything in cyrillic is clearly bogus, right? (of course)
Subject: Special requirements for your account security
(See what I mean? And once again, any domain ending in .de is likely not kosher…)
(again – not the same as the Sender address – clue #2)
Attn: Accounting Dpt.
In order to diminish the number of wire fraud cases, we have introduced a new security system. In this connection all the ACH and WIRE transactions of our customers have been temporarily blocked until you update your security version in compliance with our new requirements.. In order to fully re-establish your account, it is required that you install a special security software. Please use the link below to read the instructions for the installation of the latest security version.
We apologize for causing you inconveniences by this measure.
If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
(In general, the grammar in this message is just enough left of center that you should be suspicious of it.)
Were you foolish enough to click on this link, you would be redirected to:
Needless to say, you would not be happy with the outcome.
Let’s all be safe out there.