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Personal FDIC Insurance File Phishing Attempt
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has reported emails that appear to be sent by the FDIC asking recipients to download and open a "personal FDIC insurance file" to check their deposit insurance coverage. These emails are fraudulent and were not sent by the FDIC.
The subject line of the fraudulent email includes the wording "check your Bank Deposit Insurance Coverage."
DO NOT click on any link within the email as it may download a malicious file that may try to collect and compromise your personal or confidential information.
If you receive this or any similar email, DO NOT respond or provide any private information.
While detecting a fraudulent e-mail can be difficult there are a few things you can do to help avoid being a victim of e-mail fraud and phishing attacks.
- As a general policy, SAFE Credit Union will never send an email that solicits you for personal information.
- Never send your personal financial information via email. Email is not a secure medium and should not be trusted to protect your personal information.
- Question suspicious and "official-looking" emails. Never enter your credit union account information or password in response to an email you receive. SAFE Credit Union will never send an email requesting your personal information or account numbers and passwords.
- Be cautious when clicking links inside email messages.
Never open unsolicited email attachments even if they appear to be from someone you trust.
- Protect your computer by installing up-to-date antivirus software.
If you are unsure about any emails, feel you have been affected by this scam or your personal data has been compromised, please contact SAFE's call center immediately at (916) 979-7233 or (800) 733-7233.
Click here for more information about phishing and how you can avoid the bait!