To our Loyal Customers,
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has received numerous
reports from consumers who received an e-mail that has the appearance of
being sent from the FDIC. The e-mail informs the recipient that "in
cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, federal, state and
local governments…" the FDIC has withdrawn deposit insurance from the
recipient's account "due to account activity that violates the Patriot Act."
It further states deposit insurance will remain suspended until identity and
account information can be verified using a system called "IDVerify." If
consumers go to the link provided in the e-mail, it is suspected they will
be asked for personal or confidential information, or malicious software may
be loaded onto the recipient's computer.
This e-mail is fraudulent. It was not sent by the FDIC. It is an attempt to
obtain personal information from consumers. Financial institutions and
consumers should NOT access the link provided within the body of the e-mail
and should NOT under any circumstances provide any personal information
through this media.
The FDIC is attempting
to identify the source of the e-mails and disrupt the transmission. Until
this is achieved, consumers are asked to report any similar attempts to
obtain this information to the FDIC by sending information to
Thank you for your continued support. We appreciate your business.
Mark A. Candido
President and Chief Executive Officer