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Friday, January 11, 2008

Watchout for a fake Citibank Email

If you're a member of Citibank online, chances are, you might have received a message which reads:

Citibank Member ,

Due to our New Bank Agreement, you are required
to confirm your account as well as the new Terms and Conditions
in order to keep using our payment services and site.

To reactivate your account and confirm your account fill
in the required information after you log into our
Electronic Identity Verification Program.

At the beging of the confirmation process you will need to
confirm the Terms and Conditions of the New Bank
Agreement.

To get started, please click the link below:

Citibankonline.com


Well, don't be fooled, it's a phishing email or I think that's what it's called. Anyways, basically, it's a fake email designed to look like the real website but in reality, the maker is just after your personal info so that they can use it. I usually get emails like this from eBay and Paypal but this is the first time I've received something from "Citibank" and it passed through Yahoo's spam filter so it's probably someone new and I almost fell for it.

What to do if you've clicked on the link and you have already given your information?

You should go to Citibank.com.ph and then immediately change your password.

How to avoid it next time?

Be sure to always go DIRECTLY to the website (type the website address directly on the web browser), don't click on links sent to you through email.

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