Phishing Alert: Fraudulent E-mails Targeting Credit Unions

Fraudulent e-mails are being sent to credit unions that appear to be from the Federal Reserve. The content is designed to alert you about a wire transaction that was rejected and/or not processed. These e-mails are not legitimate and are phishing attacks sent by individuals attempting to obtain personal information from the recipients of these e-mails. As a reminder, never open attachments or follow web links in unsolicited e-mails from unknown parties or from parties with whom you do not normally communicate, or that appear to be known but are suspicious or otherwise unusual.

=======Sample fraudulent email:==========
From: wire_alert@federalreserve.gov
Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2011
To: Doe, John
Subject: Transaction Failed

The Domestic Wire transfer, recently sent from your bank account, was rejected by the Fed Wire.
Please click here for further information.
This service is provided to you by the Federal Reserve Board. Visit us on the web at www.federalreserve.org

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