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your Citibank account or Citibank regular verification
19th May 2004

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Report Summary
Date Reported
19th May 2004
Apparent Sender
Return Address
Citibank <>
your Citibank account OR Citibank regular verification
HTML - coded to appear to be plain text
disguised link leads to forged web content - any ionformation submitted into the forged Citibank form is captured by a local script (located on the same web server)
Bogus Web Content?
URL of web content

1. Employs script to open the genuine home page as a backdrop to the bogus page.
2. Spacing between words in message text has been replaced with letters set the same colour as background to fool spam or email filters.
3. Note the URL of the domain - constructed to look like you are at the web site, but a closer look reveals that it is a sub domain of (a domain frequently used in Phishing Scams concerning a number of online banks).


" Dear cIient of the Citi, As the TechnicaI service of bank have been currentIy 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 ...

your Citibank account - spoofed email OR Citibank regular verification.


The bogus web page (the pop up style window, which is opened in front of the genuine Citibank page, contains the forged Citibank web form which captures data entered) ...

your Citibank account - forged web content.


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