July 1, 2012 8:41
New email claims to be from FDIC, threatens users confidential and personal data. A fraudulent e-mail purporting to be from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) offering cash in return for survey information could obtain access to personal and confidential information. The FDIC issued a warning to computer users that it has received numerous reports of fraudulent e-mails that have the appearance of having been sent by the FDIC. The e-mail contains a subject line “Survey Code: STJSPNUPUT.” It reads “you have been chosen by the FDIC to take part in our quick and easy 5 question survey. In response, will credit $100 dollars to your account just for your time.” The FDIC is warning consumers not to click on the link provided in the e-mail, as it is intended to obtain personal information or load malicious software onto users’ computers.