FDIC Consumer Call Centers have received a large number of complaints by consumers who received e-mail that has the appearance of being sent by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The e-mail states that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has advised the FDIC to suspend all deposit insurance on the e-mail recipient's bank account due to suspected violations of the USA PATRIOT Act. The e-mail further indicates that deposit insurance will be suspended until personal identity, including bank account information, can be verified.
NOTE: This e-mail was not sent by the FDIC and is a fraudulent attempt to obtain personal information from consumers. Furthermore, deposit insurance is in no way affected by any action of the Department of Homeland Security. Consumers should not access the link provided in the e-mail and should not under any circumstances provide any personal information through this media.
The FDIC is attempting to identify the source of the e-mails and disrupt the transmission. Until this is achieved, consumers are asked to report any similar attempts to obtain this information to the FDIC by sending information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roma Bank does not and will not attempt to collect data from customers via email, and neither do government agencies. If a solicitation is received, alleging to be from Roma Bank, call us first at 609-223-8300.