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Email Spam Informative - Beware - Another Phishing Spam E-mail

Review by 39744 on 2009-01-16
I just received this in my email today:

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Verify Your Citi Bank Account InformationFriday, January 16, 2009 12:18 PM
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Dear Citibank member :

This email was sent by the Citibank server to verify your account information. You must complete this process by clicking on the link below and entering your account information. This is done for your protection, because some of our members no longer have access to their online access and we must verify it. To verify your identity and access your bank account, click on the link below.


https://web.da-us.Citibank.com/cgi-bin/citifi/portal/l/l.do


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Comments:78 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-01-18
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-01-16:
thanks jc
Posted by Principissa on 2009-01-16:
Thanks jc. There's one for WaMu also. I've gotten it twice.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-01-16:
The first red flag is that they addressed it as, "Dear Citibank Member" and not by your real name.

Thanks JC!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-16:
I haven't seen the one for WaMu, but wasn't there one from BoA that was going on for months it seemed?

It didn't copy over but their email address is "online@online.com"

How original huh? LOL
Posted by tnchuck100 on 2009-01-16:
Sad part is there are still people falling for this.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-16:
Thanks JC! You're the best!

green green green green
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-16:
Used to get lots of these for Suntrust, have not seen those for a long time.
Posted by Nohandle on 2009-01-16:
Chuck is correct, people are still falling for this type of thing. Why? Think about it. Many first time users to the internet and they simply don't know. These characters wouldn't be in business if everyone was aware. New scam every day of the week, whether on your telephone or computer.
Posted by Principissa on 2009-01-16:
It is sad chuck. I guess it's because this is their first time using an online banking feature? I wish there was more of a way to get it out to those people.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-16:
^^^Exactly what Nohandle said. It's always good to keep on top of these things. Thanks for the heads up, JC!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-16:
My mom would fall for one of these scams...she's just learning all about the WWW. She's so technology challenged, she still doesn't understand how come she's calling me long distance when I'm over there visiting - no matter how many times I've told her it doesn't matter if I'm standing right next to her, my area code doesn't change on my cell# just b/c I'm there. LOL
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-16:
I always get the Paypal ones. I foward them to spoof@paypal.com and they handle it.
Posted by Nohandle on 2009-01-16:
JC, your Mom was probably from the generation these scams were usually unheard of. Sure, there have always been crooks out there but golly they seem to have come out of the woodwork. I don't recall even three years ago receiving some of the telephone calls I get now much less the few emails that slip through. I don't think it's so much technology challenged as it is there are so many trusting souls out there who are ripe for the picking.
Posted by tnchuck100 on 2009-01-16:
The three most successful scams:

1. You've won the lottery. Here is a check to cover the taxes....

2. Your loan is approved. All we need is the first 6 months of payments.

3. And this one, we need to verify your bank information.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-16:
Wally, we use Spamcop.net, very good service for reporting. We also found out you can send spoof@ with just about all the banks etc too. Many of them have a spoof address even though they may not publish it on their web site. A few of them also use fraud@ too.
Posted by old fart on 2009-01-16:
Do you mean that my Nigerian friend isn't sincere when he told me I won..?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-16:
No Old Fart, he gave me your $50 million dollars first.
Posted by old fart on 2009-01-16:
Ain't that a biotch, after I gave him your name and e-mail and that's the way he treats me...?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-16:
What was inappropriate? Are we playing the little M3C games here again? Oldest whiner wins? Geeezzzz.
Ridiculous!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-01-16:
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...C2O is being bad again? You'll never get the rights to vote at the rate you're going.

Report to JC at once for your spanking!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-16:
Good information, thank you JC!
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-01-16:
c2o I'll take your spanking if jc will do it 'till it feels good! lol
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-16:
She will jkt, I promise! lol!
Over moderation will not allow me to say more. Sorry!
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-01-16:
I understand
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-16:
C20, what did you say that got deleted??!

jkt, you can have his spanking..LOL
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-01-16:
JC has two hands...she can spank both of you at the same time.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-16:
I said....

Vote for JC!

I like her topics like I hate my weed..... GREEN




Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-16:
JC, spank me too, please. But if you talk, will you please make your voice deeper? >:-)
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-16:
LOL John!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-16:
Shut up!! THAT got deleted? What are you leaving out?! There's no way that got deleted!

If that got deleted then Basher's spanking posts need to go right now! LMAO!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-16:
LOL John! No can do, you're comment needs to get deleted now too..sorry friend. ;)
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-16:
Aww, man! :(
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-16:
Word for word! I wouldn't have posted it again if I thought it was deletion material, for I am the poster child for all that is good and right here.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-16:
jkt's has to go too..forgot about him..
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-16:
Somebody around here needs to explain the rules if that got deleted!!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-16:
The rule is there are no rules... for some.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-16:
Are you saying that there are 'favorites' here, John?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
Now JC, where would you ever get that idea from? >:-X
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
Favorites or untouchables? I dunno.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
I propose that there should be penalties for inappropriate moderation, the same as there is a penalty for inappropriate content.
Re-post the wrongfully deleted comments with an explanation, the same way as when they are removed.

Oops! That would make sense! Nevermind!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
Oh, and a $5 charge for whining.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
Oooooo, "The m3c Untouchables" - I wonder who is in that coveted club?

Good idea C2O, and while we're at it, let's make it so if you don't contribute anything of value, you start losing star power too..LOL
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
I have no clue JC. I prefer to hang out with the rebels. Makes me feel kinda butch. LOL :-D
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
LOL John - too funny!!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
The untouchables and the rebels.... lmao!

Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
Us against them, C2O.. LOL!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
LOL!

You know, the difference between posting here and my sex life is that here, I have no staying power.

Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
Thats okay C2O.. you have "other" staying power?? You can have my star, but you have to put out first... and buy me dinner too! LOL
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
I'll give my stars to you both if you'll go get a room! LMAO!!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
Dang John, are you THAT good? LMAO!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
I don't think he likes me "that way". He isnt responding. LMAO!! >:-)
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
where the hell is diane?!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
I'm here John. Just let me put your star on me, where the sun don't shine, and I'll be set for dinner. lol!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
LOL C2O. :)
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
It's hard to sit with one of these. I can only imagine the pain JC goes through using them as a bra.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
are they bra's? I thought they were pasties?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
C2O, we are going to check tomorrow and there will be a flood of "deleted comment" tags here. :-X
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
That's the freaking word I was searching for! Thanks John!
Hooter stickers just didn't sound right!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
LMAO @ Hooter stickers!! See, I come in handy at times. ;)
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
I don't see where anything crossed the line. Maybe everything did. It's all too confusing!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
It's all a little clouded. LOL Nothing inappropriate was said, but I guess that is up to interpretation. >:-)
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
Moderation started it, so I guess moderation could end it.

I'm thinking about that tree that falls, and nobody hears it.
LMAO!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
haaaaaaaaahahahaa Well, its time to put my old bones to bed. Good night C2O.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
Be good John! Goodnight.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
Darn, it looks like I missed all the fun! I like the new proposed rules. I will be on the rebels side, thank you very much.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-01-17:
"If that got deleted then Basher's spanking posts need to go right now! LMAO!"

So, THAT'S the way I'm treated after I go to bed at night....OK...I'll remember THAT...Pay back is just around the corner!
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-01-17:
dianec..I'm with you, I missed this.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
Diane, you are welcome with open arms. DB and jkt can have a day pass to check things out, and if you like what you see, you're both welcome too. Those shining tails you both have should aid in any unneeded attention being focused on us. lol!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
Diane, I had meant to ask you if you were having those huge bright full moons on your side of the world last week.
They were awesome!
The kind of moon that makes ugly girls prettier.
And pretty girls uglier!
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-01-17:
They were pretty awsome c2o
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
Yeah they were! Reminds of when we used to drive with the headlights off, when we were stupid kids.
Last year! lol!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
"So, THAT'S the way I'm treated after I go to bed at night....OK...I'll remember THAT...Pay back is just around the corner!"

Awwwww Basher, you know that wasn't directed at you! Please don't hurt me! LOL
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-01-17:
Not directed at me? YOU NAMED ME! LOL!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-01-17:
The revenge plot has already stared circulating in my head....oooooooooooooooooooooo!!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17:
That's probably just the alcohol in your bloodstream DB.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-18:
C2O--I don't know where the moon is yet. Haven't seen it for some reason. I did see a pretty sunset tonight, so, hmmm, I think I know what direction to look in now:)

DB--Revenge? What, are you going to send her a voodoo doll?
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-01-18:
It's usually in the sky diane, course that's on this side of the world.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-18:
Oh, jkt, thanks! I was totally looking in the wrong direction, LOL.

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