New email claims to be from FDIC, threatens users confidential and personal data

Promises $100 for survey information

CLEVELAND - A fraudulent email offering cash in return for survey information could obtain access to personal and confidential information.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation issued a warning to computer users that it has received numerous reports of fraudulent emails that have the appearance of having been sent by the FDIC.

The email contains a subject line "Survey Code: STJSPNUPUT."

It reads "you have been chosen by the FDIC to take part in our quick and easy 5 question survey. In response, will credit $100 dollars to your account just for your time."

The FDIC is warning consumers not to click on the link provided in the email, as it is intended to obtain personal information or load malicious software onto users' computers.

The FDIC reminds consumers that it does not send unsolicited email to consumers or business account holders.

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