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    pph Expert! Gordon's Avatar
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    I hope nobody here fell for this one suposedly from citybank.<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Dear Citibank Member,


    This email was sent by the Citibank server to verify your E-mail
    address. You must complete this process by clicking on the link
    below and entering in the small window your Citibank ATM/Debit
    Card number and PIN that you use on ATM.


    This is done for your protection - because some of our members
    no longer have access to their email addresses and we must
    verify it.


    To verify your E-mail address and access your bank account,
    click on the link below:

    https://web.da-us.citibank.com/signi...ail_verify.jsp


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    Thank you for using Citibank

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    Here's a page at citi.com (the real site) to report getting this type of fraudulent email:

    NARK HERE
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    The phishers are out in force this week, got mails from Citibank, Bank One, eBay, PayPal and another bank that I can't think of right now. And I don't have accounts at any of the banks I am hearing from of course.....

    Rule is, never click on a verification link in an email, always go to the real site and log in.
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    I don't think any legitimate financial institution would ever E-mail a customer and ask them to click on a link to update their account. It's just not done.

    For purposes of documentation, I believe things like this are always handled by USPS, or by serving a notice within your account after logging in.

    I do get TOS updates from PayPal by E-mail, but they don't ask for anything in return. If an acknowledgement is necessary, I do it next time I login.

    Just like the people who respond to SPAM, I find it hard to believe there are people gullible enough to buy into this garbage. There's one born every minute...

    Andy

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    Can't believe I clicked and entered my id AND password. The trouble I can get into before my morning cup of coffee.

    Oh well, if you do do this. (and I really really know that I shouldn't ever respond to an email, always go to the site etc.) Just call the credit card company. (They are very understanding). They close your account and send you a new card within 7 to 10 days. They don't call you a stupid twit, or anything like that. The trick is to do it RIGHT AWAY, so the miscreants can't cause any mischief.

    Lily

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    Al-Quada and the Russian/Asian mobs must be on a fund raising drive. The CC part is pretty straight forward and can't wack you more then 50.00. The identity theft protion averages 2 years of credit bureau hassles and 2700.00 in out of pocket losses according to the FBI. The last plisher they caught had over 150 different ID's and 300,000 in loans taken out in many of those names.
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    I think if you cut off the CC info quickly, you cut off their personal info stream as well. So you think it's the russian/asian mobs, terrorists, and not some jerks in a basement?

    Lily

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    Aunt Lilly the plisher perps have to have a ready sales outlet for the CC's and privacy info. That involves the Islamists -Russian and Asia organized crime rings. Who do you think own those thousands of CyberCafes in 3rd world countries along with thousands of porn sites and spam servers.
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