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PHISHING ALERT- Fraudulent Federal Reserve E-mail

It has come to our attention several of our members have received fraudulent emails that have the appearance of being sent from the Federal Reserve. Specifically, the email claims to be from the Federal Reserve Wire Network and appears to be sent from "fedwire@federalreserve.gov." See a sample below.

From: fedwire@federalreserve.gov [mailto:fedwire@federalreserve.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2011 9:44 AM
Subject: Your Wire Transfer

The Wire transaction , recently initiated from your checking account (by you or any other person), was cancelled by the Federal Reserve Wire Network.

Please click [malicious link] to view report

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This is a fraudulent email!!! It was not sent by the Federal Reserve. Do NOT click on any of the links.

Be aware that phishing emails frequently have attachments and/or links to Web pages that host malicious code and software. Do not open attachments or follow Web links in unsolicited emails from unknown parties or from parties with whom you do not normally communicate, or that appear to be known but are suspicious or otherwise unusual.

SAFE Credit Union or any other financial institution will never ask a member to provide, verify or update their personal, account or financial information via email or pop-up windows. This includes: Social Security Number, passwords, Personal Identification Numbers (PIN), or ATM, Credit or Debit Card numbers. If you receive an email requesting such information, do not respond and never click on a link contained in a suspicious email.

US-CERT collects phishing email messages and web site locations in order to help people avoid becoming victims of phishing scams.

PLEASE REPORT ALL PHISHING SCAMS TO: phishing-report@us-cert.gov

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