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Old 11-28-2006, 11:04 AM   #1
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Beware~ CITI scam

We recently reviewed your account, and suspect that your Citibank banking account may have been accessed by an unauthorized third party. Protecting the security of your account and the Citibank network is our primary concern.

Therefore, as a preventive measure, we have temporarily limited access to sensitive account features.

To restore your account access, please take the following steps to ensure that your account has not been compromised:

1. Login to your Citibank account.

2. Review your recent account history for any unauthorized withdraws or deposits, and check your account profile to make sure not changes have been made. If any unauthorized activity has taken place on your account, report this to Citibank staff inmediately.

To get started, please on the link below:

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We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your assistance in helping us maintain the integrity of the entire Citibank system. Thank your for your prompt attention to this matter.


Sincerely,




Please don not reply to this e-mail. Mail to this address cannot be answered. For assistance, log in to your Citibank account and choose "Help" link in the header of any page.




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Please note: I have never had an account with Citi nor any of it's subs. This is an obvious phishing trip. Note misspelling after Sincerely (don).Beware...
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:22 AM   #2
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I know. I know.

I have been getting 5 or 6 of these a day for months from banks, credit card companies, etc.

Please don't show me them in this forum too!!!
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:35 AM   #3
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This is an obvious phishing trip. Note misspelling after Sincerely (don).Beware...
Exactly, so why are you posting it here?
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:37 AM   #4
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Do not reply to any E-Mail requesting personal information. They are phishing, and if only 1% respond they still make money. If you are concerned about a account contact the merchant/bank directly from their page never click in a unsolicited E-Mail link.
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:40 AM   #5
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Re: Beware~ CITI scam

Got one of these from "Citi" at work a couple years ago. Knew it was a "phish", since Shitty Bank doesn't have my work email address. Went to the site, entered some random characters for a user id and password, and "viola" I was in... :P
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:40 AM   #6
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Exactly, so why are you posting it here?
I thought I'd alert all here to this scam. Have I made an error? Should I delete it?
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:42 AM   #7
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I thought I'd alart all to this scam. Have I made an error? Should I delete it?
My point is, I think we're already aware of phishing scams. You think this is actually news to someone?

Im with Retire40 on this; its enough that i have to look at them in my emails.
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Old 11-28-2006, 12:34 PM   #8
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That's gratitude for you, Mickeyd....
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Old 11-28-2006, 01:11 PM   #10
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Wonder if the new release of I.E. (Version 7 - anti-phishing function) catches this?

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Old 11-28-2006, 04:18 PM   #11
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I get those daily from what looks like Ebay and Paypal, they must work or they wouldn't still be sending them out.
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I thought it was interesting.
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My current ISP filters that sort of thing out, so I NEVER see them. And my former ISP, who I still have just an email acct with, also filters out all that sort of crapola.....That's NICE!!!

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Old 11-28-2006, 09:34 PM   #14
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I do look forward to reading, someday, where they've caught some of these folks, and subjected them to a nice form of punishment.

Gee ... I'll bet a few folks would even vote to "waterboard" some phishermen ...
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Old 11-28-2006, 10:01 PM   #15
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Mickeyd--

I think you did some of us a great service. Azanon there are some of us--no matter how smart or clever we think we are--who get caught in these traps. It never hurts to review and to be reminded of the potential for problems. I guess that's why we have fire drills. When it comes to scams and schemes, I think we need to help one another and to be ever vigilent.

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Old 11-29-2006, 08:26 AM   #17
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:35 AM   #18
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:48 AM   #19
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Thank you for the head up mickeyd.
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I've seen emails from Citi, eBay, PayPal, WaMu, Fifth Third and several other banks that I've never done business with. Sometimes the links are disguised to look like they actually go to the site they say, and I presume the target site is dressed up to look like the real thing.

It's good to have a reminder to be suspicious of an alarming email apparently from your bank. I use an obscure bank, but lots of people use the banks (and eBay and Paypal) listed above.

For those who know the difference between forwarding the body of an email versus the headers or full raw mail, most of these places have spoof departments. Google "spoof" at their domain and there's usually instructions on where to forward it or a web form to paste the headers and/or body. I didn't used to do this, but lately I've been doing it more. Whether I'm doing it for the justice of it all or to combat unwanted emails in my inbox is an exercise left to the reader.
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