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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
Sender: ????.??????@fdic.gov
(See what I mean? And once again, any domain ending in .de is likely not kosher…)

Return address:
(again – not the same as the Sender address – clue #2)

Message contents:

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.

Faithfully yours,

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Security Department

(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.

Name of author

Name: Wizard

Short Bio: The Computer Wizard (TCW). TCW was founded by Warren P. Harris in 1994 to service and repair computers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Relocating the business to Plano, Texas in 1999, TCW continued to flourish when an unfortunate loss of data for a wedding Mr. Harris photographed, caused him to research data recovery options. Realizing he would have to either pay someone to recover the photos or find out how to do it himself, the rest, as they say "is history". Approached by a friend who was a Private Investigator in 2006, Mr. Harris studied for his Investigator's license and began honing his skills in Computer Forensics. The company was renamed DFW Computer Integration in 2015.

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