Published: Oct 22, 2010 10:55 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 22, 2010 7:50 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - SunTrust Bank officials are warning of a potentially dangerous email finding its way to customer in-boxes.

The message begins "Dear Suntrust client," and goes on to tell victims access to their account is limited because of excessive failed log-in attempts.  It asks recipients to click on a link to confirm their identity.

SunTrust says it did not send the email, and warns clicking the link could infect your computer with a virus. 

The message is one in dozens of fraudulent emails that often target customers who utilize online banking.  Numerous banks have been impersonated.   Some crooks go so far as to use the banks logo.

All banks have security measures in place to prevent access to your account without your authorization.  While banks do send e-mails, they should never ask for your personal information.  If you receive an email mentioning a problem with your account, call your local branch to verify.

For more information on SunTrust Bank's privacy policies, and other known email scams, click the following link:  https://www.suntrust.com/portal/server.pt/community/online_fraud/1281