Fraudulent Email Purporting to be from the Fed

The Federal Reserve Bank has confirmed that there currently are fraudulent emails circulating claiming to be a public service announcement jointly distributed by the Federal Reserve Banks in collaboration with the Internet Crime Compliant Center (IC3) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).

The email message encourages financial institutions and their employees to visit a rouge website to download the “announcement.”

These are fraudulent emails! Do not click on any of the links or forward to other recipients.
A sample of the email is below:
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From: Federal Reserve Financial Services (fedcommunications numbers @ mail – frbservices dot org)
Subject: ATT : Your Name and Organization

This message is to be delivered to: Your Name at Your Organization

In an effort to notify and update all financial institutions and their employees of the recent fraud scenarios The Federal Reserve Banks in collaboration with IC3 and NW3C issued the following message:

A Public Service Announcement has been issued by the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), which is a joint partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). Financial Institutions are encouraged to share this public service announcement with account holders.
Visit (Fraudulent link was inserted here) for exact instructions and details on fraud scenarios.

IC3′s website provides a vehicle for consumer’s to file Internet crime complaints. Complaint information will be combined with other related subject information and referred to federal, state, and local law enforcement for the initiation or enhancement of investigations.
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