ABA Warns of Fraudulent Phishing Emails

Friday 19 March 2004 16:47 CET | News

The American Bankers Association has been alerted that a fraudulent email is circulating that claims to be from ABA and requests personal financial information.

This email is not from the ABA, and ABA would never request such information. This is a phishing scam similar to ones that have affected the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) and some financial institutions in recent months. The email mentions that the recipient is a customer of an ABA member bank, describes a new security policy, then requests personal financial information such as social security and credit card numbers. ABA is working with law enforcement to identify the source of the emails and to disrupt transmission. ABA offers the following advice to consumers: - Never give out your financial information to anyone unless you have initiated the contact; - If you have responded to this bogus email, contact your financial institution immediately to protect your account; and Forward fraudulent emails that use ABAs name to

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