Dear Valued Customer of the Pine River State Bank,
We have been notified by the FDIC of FRAUDULENT e-mails circulating which appear to be sent from the FDIC. The subject line of the fraudulent e-mail includes the wording “check your Bank Deposit Insurance Coverage”.
The e-mails state: “You have received this message because you are a holder of a FDIC-insured bank account. Recently FDIC has officially named the bank you have opened your account with as a failed bank, thus, taking control of its assets.”
THESE E-MAILS ARE FRAUDULENT AND WERE NOT SENT BY THE FDIC.
The e-mail asks recipients to visit the official FDIC website by clicking on a hyperlink provided. By clicking on the link it is believed unknown software will be downloaded to your computer. It is an attempt to collect personal or confidential information which could be used to commit identity theft.
Please do NOT access the web site listed in the e-mail or download the files provided on the fraudulent website.
The FDIC official website has an entire section devoted to Consumer Protection. Their official response to the fraudulent e-mails is shown under the Consumer Alert section.
Please direct any questions to Kirsten Demars, Senior Vice President at (218) 587-4463.