Monday, March 28, 2011

Fraud Alert - Fake ACH transaction alert

"The ACH transaction (ID: 8067914072656), recently initiated from your checking account (by you or any other person), was rejected by the Electronic Payments Association." The above communication is an example of a fake email received by one of our members. The email had a fake link included with the message. Please look over the warning message provided below from the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA). Further to its notice of February 22, 2011, NACHA has received reports that individuals and/or companies continue to receive fraudulent emails that have the appearance of having been sent from NACHA. These emails vary in content and appear to be transmitted from email addresses associated with the NACHA domain ( Some bear the name of fictitious NACHA employees and/or departments. NACHA itself does not process nor touch the ACH transactions that flow to and from organizations and financial institutions. NACHA does not send communications to persons or organizations about individual ACH transactions that they originate or receive. Be aware that phishing emails frequently have attachments and/or links to Web pages that host malicious code and software. Do not open attachments or follow Web links in unsolicited emails from unknown parties or from parties with whom you do not normally communicate, or that appear to be known but are suspicious or otherwise unusual. If malicious code is detected or suspected on a computer, consult with a computer security or anti-virus specialist to remove malicious code or re-install a clean image of the computer system. Always use anti-virus software and ensure that the virus signatures are automatically updated. Ensure that the computer operating systems and common software application security patches are installed and current.

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