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NACHA, the organization that manages electronic funds transfers, has received reports that individuals and/or companies have received a fraudulent e-mail that has the appearance of having been sent from them, and signed by a non-existent NACHA employee. The subject line may refer to ACH transfers (ACH is a type of electronic funds transfer.)
The e-mail includes a link that redirects the individual to a fake Web page and contains a link which is almost certainly an executable virus with malware. Do not click on the link. Both the e-mail and the related website are fraudulent.
Be aware that phishing e-mails frequently have links to Web pages that host malicious code and software. Do not follow Web links in unsolicited e-mails from unknown parties or from parties with whom you do not normally communicate, or that appear to be known but are suspicious or otherwise unusual.
If malicious code is detected or suspected on a computer, consult with a computer security or anti-virus specialist to remove malicious code or re-install a clean image of the computer system. Always use anti-virus software and ensure that the virus signatures are automatically updated. Ensure that the computer operating systems and common software applications security patches are installed and current.
If you have questions please contact us at 888.785.5271.
Sample E-mail (Be alert for different variations)
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2010 8:27 AM
To: Doe, John
Subject: Your ACH Transfer
The ACH transaction, recently initiated from your bank account (by you or any other person), was rejected by the Electronic Payments Association.
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