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#1623340 - 11/02/11 03:20 PM FinCEN New Posting Email Scam
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Good day.

I was wondering if any other banks seemed to get an email claiming to be from FinCEN about posting to the Secure Information Sharing System (314a) and to click a link to register. The link is to "fincenns (dot) com" which is not the usual .gov link for FinCEN (not to mention the odd spelling). The scary part is that the email is relatively a duplicate of the normal posting email sent by FinCEN.

Again, just seeing if my bank was hit or if others (and to alert others) were hit as well.
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#1623345 - 11/02/11 03:23 PM Re: FinCEN New Posting Email Scam Getting_Grayer
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We got it too, this morning. Pretty tricky SPAM, too.

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#1623352 - 11/02/11 03:26 PM Re: FinCEN New Posting Email Scam Trees
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We got it too, but another employee in the bank got the email instead of me who always gets the FinCEN emails.
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#1623353 - 11/02/11 03:26 PM Re: FinCEN New Posting Email Scam Trees
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We got hit with it....our IT Security Officer got it and called me and said [censored] is this!?! Anyway, I contacted FinCEN, they are working on it now. Looked very legitimate until you see the link provided!
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#1623354 - 11/02/11 03:26 PM Re: FinCEN New Posting Email Scam banker1976
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We got it too, I forwarded it to our IT Department after noticing the funny link. They sent out an alert to all employees since several of us got it.
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#1623360 - 11/02/11 03:29 PM Re: FinCEN New Posting Email Scam manimal
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We had a couple of employees get that email as well.
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#1623367 - 11/02/11 03:32 PM Re: FinCEN New Posting Email Scam EB, CAMS
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When you all started chatting about it, I sent an alert to our holding company and one of the other bank presidents just got it...*phew*

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#1623392 - 11/02/11 03:44 PM Re: FinCEN New Posting Email Scam Tater
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I posted about this in the Private forum - didn't think we should be discussing it here.
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#1623393 - 11/02/11 03:45 PM Re: FinCEN New Posting Email Scam Tater
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Here is the "whois" info on fincenns.com. Does not look like our FinCEN. Note the registration date.

Domain Provider: AlfainHost
Website: http://www.alfainhost.com

Domain fincenns.com

Date Registered: 2011-11-2
Date Modified: 2011-11-2
Expiry Date: 2012-11-2

DNS1: ns5.paynhost.com
DNS2: ns6.paynhost.com

Registrant
Martin Dudley martin dot dudley (at) live dot com
windsore str 11
WN3 9PM london
United Kingdom
Tel: +44.394023849

Administrative Contact
Martin Dudley martin dot dudley (at) live dot com
windsore str 11
WN3 9PM london
United Kingdom
Tel: +44.394023849

Technical Contact
Martin Dudley martin dot dudley (at) live dot com
windsore str 11
WN3 9PM london
United Kingdom
Tel: +44.394023849
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#1623486 - 11/02/11 04:51 PM Re: FinCEN New Posting Email Scam Retread
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Has anyone contacted FinCEN?
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#1623496 - 11/02/11 04:58 PM Re: FinCEN New Posting Email Scam QCL
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FinCEN has already sent out a notification via email stating they are aware of the issue.
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#1623499 - 11/02/11 05:01 PM Re: FinCEN New Posting Email Scam #Just Jay
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We have not received that. Thanks Jay.
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#1623845 - 11/03/11 09:24 AM Re: FinCEN New Posting Email Scam Getting_Grayer
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It's a bit unnerving that anyone knows enough about such an obscure mechanism to replicate the content in any credible way as well as identify bank specific contacts even if they were the wrong people. That clearly reinforces the decision made here to not deal with 314(a) questions in public forums. FinCEN was aware of the problem early on and notified the regulatory agencies. FinCEN sent all follow-up communications to financial instituions through the secure system.

Message displayed on URL as of right now: THIS ACCOUNT HAS BEEN SUSPENDED
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#1624129 - 11/03/11 05:56 PM Re: FinCEN New Posting Email Scam Elwood P. Dowd
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Just got an email from them stating us to change our password due to the email from yesterday.

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#1624130 - 11/03/11 06:00 PM Re: FinCEN New Posting Email Scam Elwood P. Dowd
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Originally Posted By: Ken_Pegasus
It's a bit unnerving that anyone knows enough about such an obscure mechanism to replicate the content in any credible way as well as identify bank specific contacts even if they were the wrong people. That clearly reinforces the decision made here to not deal with 314(a) questions in public forums. FinCEN was aware of the problem early on and notified the regulatory agencies. FinCEN sent all follow-up communications to financial instituions through the secure system.

Message displayed on URL as of right now: THIS ACCOUNT HAS BEEN SUSPENDED


Ken,
Unfortunately none of our registered users got any messages from the secure system yesterday. The only message we got was the one that came a little while ago to re-register.
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#1624269 - 11/03/11 08:03 PM Re: FinCEN New Posting Email Scam J2C
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Thank you. I was relying on what a banker told me for that observation.
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