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Citibank Phisher Scam

Summary:
Bogus email claiming to be from Citibank asks recipients to provide banking details



Status:
False

Example:(Submitted, 2003)
Dear Citibank Member,

This email was sent by the Citibank server to verify your e-mail address. You must complete this process by clicking on the link below and entering in the small window your Citibank ATM/Debit Card number and PIN that you use on ATM. This is done for your protection - becaurse some of our members no longer have access to their email addresses and we must verify it.

To verify your e-mail address and access your bank account, click on the link below. If nothing happens when you click on the link (or if you use AOL), copy and paste the link into the address bar of your web browser.

[LINK REMOVED]

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Thank you for using Citibank!
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Commentary:
This scam email pretends to be from the large financial institution, Citibank. Like other phisher scams, the email tries to trick recipients into visiting a website and entering personal details. The website is disguised to look like a part of the real Citbank website.

Several versions of the Citibank email scam exist.

The one above claims that Citibank customers need to verify their email address by supplying bank card numbers and pins. Of course, these emails DO NOT originate from Citibank and any information supplied by hapless victims goes directly to the scammers.

Citibank has information on its website about this and earlier scams.

Another version of the scam is reproduced below:

Your Checking Account at Citibank

We are letting you know, that you, as a Citibank checking account holder, must become acquainted with our new Terms and Conditions and agree to it. Please, carefully read all the parts of our new Terms and Conditions and post your consent. Otherwise, we will have to suspend your Citibank checking account.

This measure is to prevent misunderstanding between us and our valued customers.

We are sorry for any inconvinience it may cause.

Click here [LINK REMOVED] to access our Terms and Conditions page and not allow your Citibank checking account suspension.