NBT Bank has been advised of a spam email that is circulating heavily nationwide, through e-mail accounts.
The e-mail purports to be a "Security Update for Banking Accounts" allegedly from the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation).
The email alerts you that your ACH and Wire Transactions have been temporarily disabled for safety, asking customers to follow a link to install newest installations for a security update. This e-mail is not from the FDIC. Should you receive this email, please do not click on the link in the e-mail and delete immediately. Below is a sample of what the e-mail states.
Please remember that NBT Bank will contact you if there are ever any issues with your ACH or Wire transactions.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to one of our NBT Bank Customer Service Representatives at 1-800-NBT-BANK (1-800-628-2265).
Sent: Thursday July 14, 2011 7:33 AM
To: Doe, John
Subject: Security Update for Banking Accounts
Your Corporate and Business banking accounts
Security updates for ACH and Wire transfers
Your account ACH and Wire transactions have been temporarily Disabled for your safety, due to the expiration of your security version. To download and install the newest installations, follow this link.
As soon as it is set up, your transaction abilities will be fully restored.
Best regards, Online security department, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.