Fradulent e-mail purportedly from The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

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The FBI has received complaints concerning a spam e-mail purportedly from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

This scheme originally was unleashed in 2004, but currently is resurfacing.

The e-mail claims:
In cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security and federal, state, and local governments, your account has been denied insurance from the FDIC due to suspected violations of the Patriot Act.
Recipients may verify their identities by clicking the provided link, http://www.fdic.gov/idverify/cgi-bin/index.htm.

Once your identity is validated, all suspensions of insurance on your account will be lifted.

Failure to complete the identity verification will result in termination of insurance on your account and all records of your account will be sent to the FBI in Washington D.C., for analysis and verification.

Failure to provide proper identity may also result in a visit from Homeland Security officials or the local, state, or federal government.

Be cautious of e-mails requesting personal and/or financial information. Information related to Federal Deposit Insurance or consumer issues should be submitted to the FDIC using its online Customer Assistance Form.

NewsEmergency.com

The FBI has received complaints concerning a spam e-mail purportedly from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

This scheme originally was unleashed in 2004, but currently is resurfacing.

The e-mail claims:
In cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security and federal, state, and local governments, your account has been denied insurance from the FDIC due to suspected violations of the Patriot Act.
Recipients may verify their identities by clicking the provided link, http://www.fdic.gov/idverify/cgi-bin/index.htm.

Once your identity is validated, all suspensions of insurance on your account will be lifted.

Failure to complete the identity verification will result in termination of insurance on your account and all records of your account will be sent to the FBI in Washington D.C., for analysis and verification.

Failure to provide proper identity may also result in a visit from Homeland Security officials or the local, state, or federal government.

Be cautious of e-mails requesting personal and/or financial information. Information related to Federal Deposit Insurance or consumer issues should be submitted to the FDIC using its online Customer Assistance Form.