Fraudulent E-Mails Claiming to Be From the FDIC
Monday, 06 June 2011
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has received numerous reports of fraudulent e-mails that have the appearance of being from the FDIC.
The e-mails appear to be sent from various "@fdic.gov" e-mail addresses, such as "
," or "
They have subject lines that read: "FDIC: Your business account" or "FDIC: About Your Business Account."
The e-mails are addressed to "Business Customer" or "Business Owner" and state "We have important information about your bank" or "…financial institution." They then ask recipients to "Please click here to find details."
They conclude with, "This includes information on the acquiring bank (if applicable), how your accounts and loans are affected, and how vendors can file claims against the receivership."
These e-mails and the link included are fraudulent and were not sent by the FDIC. Recipients should consider the intent of these e-mails as an attempt to collect personal or confidential information, or to load malicious software onto end users' computers. Recipients should NOT access the link provided within the body of the e-mails and should NOT, under any circumstances, provide any personal financial information through this media.
Financial institutions and consumers should be aware that other subject lines and modifications to the e-mails may occur over time. The FDIC does not directly contact consumers in this manner nor does the FDIC request personal financial information from consumers.
For your reference, FDIC Special Alerts may be accessed from the FDIC's Website at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2011/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through email, please visit www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html.
Questions related to federal deposit insurance or consumer issues should be submitted to the FDIC using an online form that can be accessed at http://www2.fdic.gov/starsmail/index.asp.
25 Years of Service
Sunday, 08 May 2011
25 Years of Service Awards
Falcon Bank would like to congratulate the following individuals celebrating their twenty-fifth year of committed service. These exemplary individuals helped set the bank’s foundation and have contributed to Falcon’s success.
Adriana Mena began her journey with Falcon in May of 1986. Adriana was in charge of the Bookkeeping Department. Since then, she has held several vital management positions such as Wire Transfer Supervisor. She is presently the Assistant Vice-President at the CIF Department. Congratulations to Adriana!
Rosie Mata interviewed with Falcon in December of 1986. Her duties since then have included overseeing letters of credit, safe deposit boxes, lending, and acting as secretary to the board. Ms. Mata is currently in the Accounting Department as Purchasing Manager. Congratulations to Rosie!
Victor Ortiz joined the Falcon family in May of 1986 at the age of nineteen. Victor began his service as a Proof Operator in Falcon’s Bookkeeping Department with Adriana Mena. His duties have run the gamut from reconciliation of reports to interfacing work on precision. Victor now oversees the Proof Department as Falcon’s Proof Operations Officer. Congratulations to Victor!
Falcon Bank Ribbon Cutting
Friday, 15 April 2011
On Wednesday, April 13th Falcon Bank along with the Laredo Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of its Corporate Office Building and its newest branch. The opening of this 40,000 sq ft. building is the latest milestone in a period of unrivaled growth for Falcon Bank. We invite everyone to come and take a tour of this building whenever you’re in the area.
Lorena Zepeda receives March's Banker of the Month Award
Friday, 08 April 2011
Lorena Zepeda was recognized as the Banker of the Month for March. Lorena is a phone center agent at the the east branch and has been with the Falcon family for three years.
Jose Cadena has been named Falcon International Bank's Banker of the Month for February! (24-Feb-11)
Thursday, 24 February 2011
Jose Cadena was recently recognized as the Banker of the Month for February. Joe works in the Accounting Department and is in charge of all Accounts Payable Activities. Joe has been a part of the Falcon family for over four years.