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Security Updates.

Jun 3, 2011

Fraudulent e-mails appearing to be from the FDIC

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has received numerous reports of fraudulent
e-mails that have the appearance of being from the FDIC.

The e-mails appear to be sent from various “@fdic.gov” e-mail addresses, such as
“subscriptions@fdic.gov,” “alert@fdic.gov,” or “accounts@fdic.gov.”

They have subject lines that read: “FDIC: Your business account” or “FDIC: About Your
Business Account.”

The e-mails are addressed to “Business Customer” or “Business Owner” and state “We have
important information about your bank” or “…financial institution.” They then ask recipients to
“Please click here to find details.”

They conclude with, “This includes information on the acquiring bank (if applicable), how your
accounts and loans are affected, and how vendors can file claims against the receivership.”

These e-mails and the link included are fraudulent and were not sent by the FDIC. Recipients
should consider the intent of these e-mails as an attempt to collect personal or confidential
information, or to load malicious software onto end users’ computers. Recipients should NOT
access the link provided within the body of the e-mails and should NOT, under any
circumstances, provide any personal financial information through this media.

Financial institutions and consumers should be aware that other subject lines and modifications
to the e-mails may occur over time. The FDIC does not directly contact consumers in this
manner nor does the FDIC request personal financial information from consumers.