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Phishing Scam Targeting Financial Institutions

February 4, 2019
Canandaigua National Bank & Trust has received information regarding a Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) fraudulent phishing email purporting to be from another financial institution regarding the 314(b) Information Sharing Program. The body of the email contains the following language:

"We've got suspicions transfer from your client, and put it on hold. According section 314(b) of the USA PATRIOT Act we have to report you about potential money laundering. Please review the attached document with details of this case."

These are fraudulent emails attempting to create a sense of urgency. Don’t fall for their trick! They are asking the reader to review an attached document, which may contain something malicious.

For more information regarding phishing red flags, visit our Malicious Phishing On The Rise alert on the CNB website.

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