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International crime rings target accounts for fraudulent wire transfers

With new technology and advanced malware available to them, cyber criminals continue to target banks and their customers. The latest scam involves criminals using phony emails disguised as legitimate requests from vendors or other parties seeking to initiate wire transfers overseas. Please click here for a recent government alert on the issue.

If you receive an e-mail or fax with a wire transfer request from a vendor or other third parties, we encourage you to follow up with the vendor/company to verify the request. Please DO NOT initiate any wire transfers based on third-party emails without verifying the legitimacy of the email request. Clients should call the vendor/company directly to confirm the request is legitimate.

If you feel you have been a victim of fraud, or that you've received a fraudulent wire request, the FBI encourages you to contact your local FBI field office or file a complaint online by clicking here.

To locate your nearest FBI Field Office, click here.

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