This email with the subject "Attention - Important Notification" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 12 May 2009 01:30:27 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Federal Reserve" <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. A country-wide phishing attack began on May 6, 2009. It's taking place hitherto. Therefore 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 May 12 till May 25. Here you can get more detailed information regarding the affected banks and U.S. Treasury Department restrictions: http://fedwire.usatreasury-direct.us/38536/FRB/phishing/Issue~73437/ Federal Reserve Bank System Administration