Suspected Fraud or Phishing Scams

The FFIEC does not send unsolicited correspondence asking for money or sensitive personal information.

For further information about phishing scams and how to protect yourself, you may wish to consult the following webpage maintained by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-recognize-and-avoid-phishing-scams.


Further information on identifying and protecting yourself from suspected fraud is available on the following web links of the FFIEC federal member agencies:

CFPB: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/consumer-tools/fraud

FDIC: https://www.fdic.gov/resources/consumers/index.html#protecting

FRB: https://www.federalreserve.gov/consumerscommunities/fraud-scams.htm

NCUA: https://mycreditunion.gov/fraud-prevention-center

OCC: https://www.helpwithmybank.gov/help-topics/fraud-scams/index-fraud-and-scams.html and https://www.occ.gov/topics/consumers-and-communities/consumer-protection/fraud-resources/phishing-attack-prevention.html




During the summer of 2011 and February 2013 fraudulent emails were sent out referencing the FFIEC along with account numbers and/or summons notifications, some from "[email protected]" and "[email protected]". The wording in the messages varies, but all are malicious.

The FFIEC does not send out any such emails and is not affiliated with these messages or their email address domains. If you receive a suspicious email you should alert the proper authorities at your company/organization/agency for guidance on how to discard this suspicious email. Under no circumstances should you reply to these messages, open any attachments, or click on any link within these messages.

For further information on how to protect yourself from Internet fraud please visit Onguardonline.gov, a site maintained by the Federal Trade Commission where you can find tips from the federal government and the technology industry to protect your computer and personal files from internet fraud. Below are quick links to two pages on the Ongaurdonline.gov website regarding email scams and phishing attacks.
http://www.onguardonline.gov/topics/email-scams.aspx
http://www.onguardonline.gov/topics/phishing.aspx

More information on how to avoid identity theft and how to report suspicious emails or calls is provided by the Federal Trade Commission at www.consumer.gov/idtheft or call 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338).