This email with the subject "Attention: Important" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 27 Jan 2009 08:51:45 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "BANK" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK Important: 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 January 21, 2009 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 January 27 till February 6. Here you can get more detailed information regarding the affected banks and U.S. Treasury Department restrictions: http://secure.us-ebanks.com/375816532/wire/ Federal Reserve Bank System Administration