Posted by: Ken Harthun
Banking Fraud, Password, Phishing, Scam
I got this email last week and I confess that my initial reaction was one of concern and disbelief. Then, rational thought took over and I realized that I don’t have any association with Citibank. Here’s what it said:
Subject: Account Pending Suspension Dear Citibank client, You account may have been used by a third party. For your protection, we decided to suspend access to it. To remove the suspension, please confirm your identity with us. To do this, please download and complete the attached html form. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but your security is our primary concern. Kind Regards, Customer Service Copyright © 2010 Citibank
Obviously, this isn’t a Citibank site, but I’ll bet some people have fallen for it. I’ll also bet their bank accounts have smaller balances than they should have!