Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Attention: Important


This email with the subject "Attention: Important" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 24 Feb 2009 01:50:56 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was "FEDERAL RESERVE" <>, although it may have been spoofed.



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

On February 17, 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 bank transfers 
has reached an extremely high level.

U.S. Treasury Department, Federal Reserve, America Bankers Association (ABA) 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 and ACH transfers  from February 24 till March 6, 2009.

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

Federal Reserve Bank System Administration