Security Corner

Jul 17 2010   11:20PM GMT

OMG! My Account is Pending Suspension!



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Tags:
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

If you take the bait, here’s the page you get:

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!

 Comment on this Post

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when other members comment.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: