New Phishing Email: FDIC Email to Business Customers

September 25, 2013

We’ve been notified of a new phishing email circulating from someone posing as the FDIC. The email is directed to business customers and claims that the FDIC has information on the customer’s financial institution. No specific bank name is given in the email, so any recipient may think the email is legit and applies to their local bank. If you receive such an email (a screenshot is provided for reference), please delete it and do not open any attachments. This phishing email is in no way related to First Interstate Bank.

The purpose of the email is to trick users into clicking on the link supplied within the email. This link will take the recipient to a malicious server that will then try and install malware on the recipient’s PC.

Email Example:

Dear Business Customer,

We have important information about your financial institution.

Please View to find further details.

This includes information on the acquiring bank (if applicable), how your accounts and loans are affected, and how vendors can file claims agains the receivership

If you have any questions about this or any other suspected email scams, please contact your local First Interstate Bank branch or our Corporate Security office at 406-237-2702.

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