Watch your gov’t sponsored email

The US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is warning consumers not to respond to any email from them (because it isn’t from them, you nut!). The emails in question ask recipients to verify personal information because of money the agency is holding (presumably for them). The spam claims that the federal agencies are somehow controlling deposit accounts, but those agencies are not directly involved with consumer transactions.

Kind of a lottery ticket in waiting for some – a pain in the butt for the OCC and the FDIC.