Check Scams, Debt Collection scams and other financial scams.
#5585 by falnsb Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:58 pm
I'm not quite sure what type of scam this falls under, I'm guessing that if you go to one of the websites (I didn't in case it contains a Trojan or something) it asks you to put it info, so it's a phishing scam. One thing is sure, it's a scam!

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You're getting this letter in connection with new directions issued by U.S. Treasury Department. The directions concern U.S. Federal Wire online payments.

On November 3, 2008 a large-scaled phishing attack started and has been still lasting. A great number of banks and credit unions is affected by this attack and quantity of illegal wire transfers has reached an extremely high level.

U.S. Treasury Department, Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in common worked out a complex of immediate actions for the highest possible reduction of fraudulent operations. We regret to inform you that definite restrictions will be applied to all Federal Wire transfers from November 4 till November 14.

Here you can get more detailed information regarding the affected banks and U.S. Treasury Department restrictions:

Federal Reserve Bank System Administration

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