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! 0fficiaI Notice for aII Citibank users
6th May 2004

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Report Summary
Date Reported
6th May 2004
Apparent Sender
Return Address
Citi <> (may vary)
! 0fficiaI Notice for aII Citibank users
image link leads to bogus web content which is set in a pop up style window in front of the genuine Citibank page (which is opened in a separate browser and directly behind the pop up) to give the impression that its a pop up which is generated by the genuine Citibank web page. Submitted form data is captured by a local script.
Bogus Web Content?
URL of web content - presently resolves to a Canadian communications company.

1. Note the URL of the forged web page given above - its a sub domain of and has been created to give the appearance of a genuine domain. You will not see this in the pop up style window, unless you use right click and select Properties.
2. The domain has been used in a number of recent bank email and phishing scams such as the recent Halifax Bank Scam and Nationwide Bank scam.
3. Much lower case L letters have been replaced with capital I in an attempt to defeat spam/email filters.
4. The very poor English is a big giveaway in this spoof email (see below).
5. Learn more in our Forum.


" Dear client of Citi, As the Technical service of the bank have currently updating the software ... "


If you have received this email, please remember that it is very common for these email scams to be redistributed at a later date with only slightly different content or the same but with the fake page(s) hosted by a different provider. Also, once you have received one of these hoaxes, it is also common place to receive at least another one and usually a day or two after the first, although not necessarily from the same apparent sender.


The Spoof Email ...

! 0fficiaI Notice for aII Citibank users - email


The bogus web page (which opens in a pop up style window in front of the genuine page as shown) ...

! 0fficiaI Notice for aII Citibank users - web pages


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