We have received a report of a local business receiving an email that appears to be coming from the Federal Reserve. The email states that an incoming wire to the company was not able to be processed during the previous business day due to an error. It asks the user to open the PDF attachment to view the record and correct the missing info. In researching, we quickly identified that the email attachment is a loaded virus waiting to imbed on the user's PC once opening the attachment.

The email address this particular hoax came from was:

michelle.a@fnbwire.com

We caution businesses against this attack—they use what appears to be a Federal Reserve logo on the email to add the appearance of credibility.

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact us at 563-588-1000.