Subject: Phishing Scam
Date: August 5, 2014
Description: Solidwall Bank
Phishing Scam: Solidwall Bank
To: Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks and Federal Savings Associations; All State Banking Authorities; Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Conference of State Bank Supervisors; Deputy Comptrollers (Districts); Assistant Deputy Comptrollers; District Counsels; and All Examining Personnel
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has been informed that an entity titled “Solidwall Bank” is involved in a Web site spoofing and phishing scam. This entity has spoofed the Web site of a legitimate bank in Somerville, Massachusetts. The Solidwall Bank Web site, [www.solidwallf.com], replicates the following text found on the legitimate bank’s Web site in wording and appearance:
The Web site [www.solidwallf.com] was established in April 2014 in Lagos, Nigeria, and presents a telephone number of (414) 263-9615, which is an Internet-based telephone number registered to the unauthorized entity.
Consumers are receiving unsolicited e-mails of an urgent nature from the fictitious entity. The e-mails contain a hyperlink to the Solidwall Bank Web site, which is designed to harvest financial and personal information. Anyone receiving e-mails from this entity should not respond but rather report the incident to the following agencies:
Additional information concerning this matter that should be brought to the attention of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) may be forwarded to
For additional information regarding phishing fraud, please visit the OCC’s anti-fraud resources page at http://www.occ.gov/topics/consumer-protection/fraud-resources/internet-pirates.html.
Ellen M. Warwick