bogus request for credit card information

Discussion in 'Security Software' started by barb, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. barb

    barb Guest

    I received an email supposedly from CitiBank for my full
    credit card number and password. Who would I report this
    to?
     
    barb, Apr 22, 2004
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    Guest Guest

    Delete it and move on.

    Also, watch out with who you give your e-mail address to.
     
    Guest, Apr 22, 2004
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    John McGaw Guest

    Well, CitiBank would be a good start. Go to
    http://www.citibank.com/us/index.htm and click the link "about e-mail fraud"
    and follow the appropriate instructions.
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    John McGaw
    [Knoxville, TN, USA]

    Return address will not work. Please
    reply in group or through my website:
    http://johnmcgaw.com
     
    John McGaw, Apr 22, 2004
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  4. Something like this:
    http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_100927.htm
     
    Jurren Bouman, Apr 23, 2004
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    S. Pidgorny Guest

    Actually, the creators of such e-mails don't bother to exploit
    vulnerabilities - they count on the users' ignorance more than anything
    else. So-caled phishing is on the rise - banks start to feel that as a
    serious problem, as losses increase. One problem is, it's very hard to catch
    criminals organising that - not impossible though and I'm looking forward to
    see some of these guys behind bars.

    The best is to report to Citibank as a fraud attempt. They will shut down
    the mailicious site.
     
    S. Pidgorny, Apr 25, 2004
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