Apollo Bank Gift Card Scam
Please be advised that customers (or non-customers) may receive a bogus offer via Email for a Visa Gift Card issued by Apollo Bank. The message directs the recipient to a sight where they take a short survey and provide their Email address. This is fradulent and not a promotion being offered by the bank. For your protection, never provide your personal information if prompted. If received please disregard this email.
Fraudulent ACH and Wire Transfer E-mails from the FDIC
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has received numerous reports of fraudulent e-mails that have the appearance of being from the FDIC. The emails appear to be sent from various “@fdic.gov” e-mail addresses, such as “firstname.lastname@example.org,” “email@example.com,” or “firstname.lastname@example.org” . They have various subject lines such as “Update for your banking account,” “ACH and Wire transfers disabled,” and “Banking security update.”
Please refer to FDIC’s site for further details: http://fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/alerts/index.html#Junly14
Bogus IRS Communication
The Bogus IRS Communication solicits personal and confidential information (including bank account numbers) from the individual/entity recipient, ostensibly in order to verify eligibility for reporting/withholding exemption. The Bogus IRS Communication requests that the recipient complete an attached bogus W-8BEN and forward the completed bogus W-8BEN (together with a copy of a passport) by fax to a bogus (non-IRS) telephone number. Some FIBA members have already sent notices to their private banking clients to warn them. Please do not reply to any of these bogus requests.