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Fraudulent e-mails from the Federal Reserve

Posted in Security/Scams
October 20th 2011 by
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fraudThere are e-mails surfacing claiming to be from the Federal Reserve. Individuals and/or companies are receiving fraudulent e-mails that have the appearance of being sent from the Federal Reserve. Specifically, the e-mail claims to be from the Federal Reserve Wire Network and appears to be sent from “fedwire@federalreserve.org”, “alert@federalreserve.gov”, or “information@federalreserve.gov”.

See the sample below:

===== Sample E-Mail =====

From: alert@federalreserve.gov[mailto:alert@federalreserve.gov]
Subject: Your Wire Transfer

The Outgoing Wire Transfer, recently sent from your checking account, was not processed by the Federal Reserve Wire Network.

Please click here to view report.

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This service is provided to you by the Federal Reserve Board. Visit us on the web at http://federalreserve.gov.

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This is a fraudulent e-mail. It was not sent by the Federal Reserve. Please do not click on any of the links. Do not open attachments or follow web links in unsolicited e-mails from unknown parties, from parties with whom you do not normally communicate, or parties that appear to be known but are suspicious or otherwise unusual. In case you receive this e-mail, it is important to identify it as a fraudulent e-mail and to delete it immediately.

Also note that Aspire will not ask for your personal information via e-mail. If you receive a suspicious e-mail that appears to be from us asking for your personal information, contact us immediately at 732-388-0477, Option 3 or forward the e-mail to us at webmail@aspirefcu.org so we may investigate it.


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