Claim: Citibank is sending out messages asking customers to verify their e-mail addresses.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2003]
Dear Citibank Member,
This email was sent by the Citibank server to verify your
To verify your e-mail address and access your bank account, click on the link below. If nothing happens when you click on the link (or if you use AOL), copy and paste the link into the address bar of your web browser.
This automatic email sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Origins: Citibank has been the camouflage used in several recent scams, of which this is the latest. All of them involve the sending out of spoofed messages which appear to be coming from Citibank, asking customers to supply personal information in order to “verify” some aspect of their Citibanks accounts. The supplied information is then directed to the spoofers, not to Citibank.
Last updated: 6 January 2008