Phishing Attempt at FHLBank Chicago

  • October 13, 2023

There continues to be the potential that members or other stakeholders may receive an email phishing campaign impersonating the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLBank Chicago) and related FHLBank System email addresses.

As a reminder, FHLBank Chicago will never request confidential information, such as PINs, wire numbers, and account information, unless the transaction was initiated by one of our member institutions. Below are common red flags of phishing attempts in emails, calls, and texts:

  • They ask you to open a link.
  • They use urgent or fear-inducing language.
  • They send an attachment.
  • They request confidential or sensitive information such as PINs, passwords, or account information.
  • They pressure you to log into or send money via a payment app

If you receive an unsolicited suspicious call or email from FHLBank Chicago, please do not reply or share any information. You may reach out to our Member Transaction Desk at 855.345.2244, option 1 or to verify an email from us or if you have any questions.

Updated November 28, 2023

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Casey Reidy 
Director, Communications

Heather Bockstruck
Assistant Director, Communications