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Claim: Citibank is sending out messages asking customers to verify their e-mail addresses.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2003]
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.
Citibank has information about these e-mail spoofs on their web site (including an example of this specific scam), as well as a form which customers can use to report this type of e-mail abuse.
Last updated: 6 January 2008
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