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Heads UP ... Fraudulent Citibank Account Verification Email

Posted on 08/17/2003 11:37:40 AM PDT by clamper1797

I received a fraudulent email requesting verification of my recently applied for (which I did NOT apply for) Citibank On-line Checking Account. This is the email ...

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Dear Citibank customer,

We are letting you know, that you, as a Citibank checking account holder, must become acquainted with our new Terms & Conditions and agree to it.

Please, carefully read all the parts of our new Terms & 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 to access our Terms & Conditions page and not allow your Citibank checking account suspension.

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I called Citibank and the Representative said that the email has been sent to a great many people and that their security services were looking into it

She also said that anyone receiving the email should NOT respond to it ... especially with any personal information


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Technical; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: fraudcitibank; scam

1 posted on 08/17/2003 11:37:40 AM PDT by clamper1797
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To: clamper1797
It's a good thing I bank with a wonderful financial institution in Nigeria. All my cash is safe there--and non-taxable!

;-)
2 posted on 08/17/2003 11:40:06 AM PDT by Gunrunner2
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To: Gunrunner2
Yeah ... In fact I've been contacted about holding some Liberian funds ... they say they will pay me handsomely for the effort
3 posted on 08/17/2003 11:41:40 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Conservative by nature ... Republican in Spirit ... Patriot by Heart ... and Anti Liberal BY GOD)
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To: clamper1797
That's nothing. I recently got one titled "You credit card has been charged for $234.65 " The body said,
Important notice We have just charged your credit card for money laundry service in amount of $234.65 (because you are either child pornography webmaster or deal with dirty money, which require us to layndry them and then send to your checking account). If you feel this transaction was made by our mistake, please press "No". If you confirm this transaction, please press "Yes" and fill in the form below.
Followed by a form where I was to put in my card #, expiration date, and click a "yes" or "no" button. I wonder how many people fall for this kind of crap?
4 posted on 08/17/2003 11:45:52 AM PDT by John Jorsett
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To: Gunrunner2
I'm going to be rich beyond my wildest dreams just as soon as I send that nice Nigerian gentleman my bank account number.
5 posted on 08/17/2003 11:59:48 AM PDT by AF68
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To: clamper1797
That email made me stop and think for just a second. I DID once have a Citibank credit card, but it's long gone. The email looked so real, too.
6 posted on 08/17/2003 12:03:28 PM PDT by EggsAckley (.....S. U. E..........Stop Unnecessary Excerpting........)
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To: clamper1797
Citibank? Some f'ing telemarketers working for Citibank hounded me until I threatened them with legal action.

A pox on Citibank.

7 posted on 08/17/2003 12:13:17 PM PDT by csvset
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To: clamper1797
Click here to access our Terms & Conditions page and not allow your Citibank checking account suspension.

This is just one of many lines that are clearly not from Citibank.

8 posted on 08/17/2003 12:51:01 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace ((the original))
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace
There grammer ain't to very good ... is it ????
9 posted on 08/17/2003 12:52:50 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Conservative by nature ... Republican in Spirit ... Patriot by Heart ... and Anti Liberal BY GOD)
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To: clamper1797
I also got that email. I knew it was spam, but it used the Citibank logo. It could easily fool someone. I hope they get whoever is doing this.
10 posted on 08/17/2003 1:51:01 PM PDT by stripes1776
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To: clamper1797
This is still going on: I just got one. The giveaway is that the link looks like:
http://www.citibank.com@211.239.150.170/login/login.htm">http://www.citibank.com@211.239.150.170/login/login.htm

The first part looks legit, but the stuff after the "@" is where it actually goes. Spam scammers use this all the time to fool people into thinking that they're going to the real site. In this case, the site is registered in South Korea.
11 posted on 01/12/2004 1:04:03 PM PST by John Jorsett
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To: clamper1797
Yeah ... In fact I've been contacted about holding some Liberian funds

My Nigerian friends tell me that those Liberian's are running some kind of scam.

Be careful dealing with them.

12 posted on 01/12/2004 1:10:23 PM PST by been_lurking
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To: StayAt HomeMother

Yup I got it too ....


14 posted on 06/08/2004 10:08:39 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Hanoi John F'n Kerry ... Jane Fonda without breasts)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; clamper1797; Admin Moderator

I just got a trojan [Exploit-URLSpoof.gen] from this thread!


15 posted on 06/08/2004 10:12:01 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Constitution Day

Did you click the link or did you get it just by opening the thread ????


16 posted on 06/08/2004 10:15:35 AM PDT by clamper1797 (This Vietnam Vet ain't Fonda Kerry)
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To: clamper1797; John Robinson
Just by opening the thread. VERY strange.

McAfee just detected it again when I came back to the thread.

posts[12] was at the end of the file path.

17 posted on 06/08/2004 10:18:13 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Constitution Day

My works (Intel) anti-virus didn't say a thing .... hmmmmm. I wonder if my home computers firewall and Mcafee anti-virus can see it. I'll check it when I get home


18 posted on 06/08/2004 10:24:19 AM PDT by clamper1797 (This Vietnam Vet ain't Fonda Kerry)
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To: Constitution Day
posts[12] was at the end of the file path.

Sounds like post 13 .... the link post might have the trojen in it

19 posted on 06/08/2004 10:29:50 AM PDT by clamper1797 (This Vietnam Vet ain't Fonda Kerry)
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To: Constitution Day

Me too! Very strange.
I'm gonna run a complete scan.


20 posted on 06/08/2004 10:31:46 AM PDT by Ignatz (Ronald Reagan: The greatest American in my lifetime.)
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To: Ignatz; Admin Moderator

McAfee also gave an alert that there was a trojan. Admin - maybe close thread, disable links?


21 posted on 06/08/2004 10:57:58 AM PDT by Fred Hayek
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To: Admin Moderator

Please by all means close this thread if it is giving out trojans ... also if at all possible determine when (which post) it is coming from Thanks


22 posted on 06/08/2004 10:59:54 AM PDT by clamper1797 (This Vietnam Vet ain't Fonda Kerry)
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To: clamper1797

when = where


23 posted on 06/08/2004 11:00:26 AM PDT by clamper1797 (This Vietnam Vet ain't Fonda Kerry)
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To: clamper1797

Just got one from Fleet Bank asking for my pin


24 posted on 06/08/2004 3:57:46 PM PDT by clamper1797 (This Vietnam Vet ain't Fonda Kerry)
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