Citibank Scam

Feb 4th, 2004, 06:30 AM
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Citibank Scam

Hi all,

Just wish to alert you to a scam eml I just received. (It got through the Yahoo spam filters.)

It asks you to click on a link and send your Citibank CC number along with other info.

This one was rather crude, but I thought I would just mention it as a reminder to not respond to these types of mailings, no matter how authentic they look.
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Feb 4th, 2004, 07:07 AM
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And what does this have to do with travel?
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Feb 4th, 2004, 07:17 AM
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Thanks for the alert Ira.
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Feb 4th, 2004, 07:17 AM
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Ooooooo .. someone forgot their meds today I think

ira honey -- thanks for the reminder!

As to how it's travel related -- well how do you PAY for those trips anyway?? Plastique is all the rage and anything that could compromise its full exercise is of interest.
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Feb 4th, 2004, 08:25 AM
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UK: this has direct connection to travel. Imagine yourself being a victim of this scam, all your travel plans will go down the drain.

Now, that this matter has been settled, let's go back to the scam alert.
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Feb 4th, 2004, 08:29 AM
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So when my gas company call up and say they want my credit card number I should post an email that they may be calling from Lagos and are not really my gas company and if I give them my CC number I may run out of credit on my card which might affect my travel plans! It has sweet FA to do with travel , dear.
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Feb 4th, 2004, 08:46 AM
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Oh my, UKUK is really on a tear today.
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Feb 4th, 2004, 09:38 AM
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Good heads up Ira. Already had deleted it before reading your comment.
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Feb 4th, 2004, 10:26 AM
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"So when my gas company call up and say they want my credit card number I should post an email that they may be calling from Lagos and are not really my gas company and if I give them my CC number I may run out of credit on my card which might affect my travel plans!"

Yes, that's exactly what you should do.
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Feb 4th, 2004, 11:15 AM
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Thanks for the alert, Ira. Everyone should be made aware of these scams as often as possible, in any way possible!
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Feb 4th, 2004, 01:07 PM
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Thanks, ira.

And thank you 2 YUKYUKYUK
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Feb 4th, 2004, 01:27 PM
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But please, don't call it a "Citibank scam." That sounds like the bank is doing it!
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Feb 4th, 2004, 02:05 PM
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I agree with Howard. I looked at this thread to see what Citibank was doing to "scam" its cardholders, since I'm one. Glad it isn't really a Citibank scam.
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Feb 6th, 2004, 07:48 AM
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I think you will get a kick out of this one.

_Dear_ _citibank_ Mebmer,

Thiss _email_ was _sent_ _by the _citibank server to
veerify _your E-mail address.
You mustt celtpmoe this pcreoss by clicking on_the_link
bellow and enteering in the smal _window_ your _Citibank
ATM/Debit Card Nummber and Card Pin that _you use in local Atm_Machine.
This_is done for_your pecrottion -f- becouse some of our
membres no leognr have acsecs to their email adersdses
and we must verify it.
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Feb 6th, 2004, 07:53 AM
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Well, Ira, what do you expect with the wages Citibank probably pays? Employees who can spell probably want higher wages.....and tips as well.
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Jun 29th, 2004, 02:50 PM
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I got an e-mail:

From : Citibank <[email protected]>

"Your request for Express Transfer from your Citi account to your bank account
ending in 6297, has been received and is in process".

It was in my junk mail box. I copied it to Fraud Citybank e-mail on their website, and I'm going to stop at a local branch probably tomorrow with a printed copy of this e-mail.

There is a sign-on link provided in this e-mail, and it takes me to the Citi website. I did not sign in. I don't even have a log-in password!

I don't know, is there anything else I should do?
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Jun 29th, 2004, 03:12 PM
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Actually AFAIK ALL these scams have one thing in common, they want your account/cc info or some other important from you. And the way they do it is by sending a legit-looking email (and the last ones I've gotten even got correct english and look genuine) with a link somewhere for you to click and supply the information they say they need.
If you hold your mouse pointer over that link you should in most mailprograms be able to see the actual link they are linking to. So in the citibank example the blue text link will say something like www.citibank.com/confirm but if you hold your mouse over the link and not click it you'll see the ACTUAL address as something that does NOT include www.citibank.com but usually just an IP address (a 4 part code of digits between 1 and 255, like: 111.222.233.234/confirm). That way you can be sure it is a fake. And if you are afraid something is wrong with your account simply go directly to www.citibank.com and see if they say anything is wrong, and if every customer need to type in their cc number you'll be sure it will say at their front page. ...

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Jun 29th, 2004, 05:40 PM
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This scam is known as "phishing"--it has nothing to do with your bank.

Here's some consumer information from the FTC:

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/...ishingalrt.htm
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Jun 30th, 2004, 04:28 AM
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Hi Faina,

I suggest that you permanently delete it.

I also suggest that you not read your junk mail folder, but just delete everything in it.

There could be links with viruses.
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