The email message below with the subject: "Important message about your account," is a fake Citibank alert notification. This spoofed email message was not sent by Citibank and the link in it should not be clicked on. The link goes to a phishing or fake Citibank website created by scammers to steal their victims' personal information, credit card information, username and password. Once on the fake website, the victims will be asked to submit their personal information, credit card information, username and password. If they follow the instructions, their information will be sent to the scammers behind the phishing scam, who will use the same information to rip them off.
The Fake Citibank Alert Notification Email
Important message about your account.
Dear Valued Customer,
Citibank is constantly working to increase security for all Online Banking users.to ensure the integrity of our online payment system, we periodically review accounts. Your account might be restricted due to numerous login attempts into your online account. Restricted accounts continue to receive payments, but they are limited in their ability to send or withdraw funds.to lift up this restriction, you need to confirm your online banking details.
Click on the following link to confirm your online banking details.
You are required to provide all necessary information completely and correctly otherwise, due to security reasons, we may have to close your account temporarily.
Although the email message appeared as if it came from a Citibank's email address, it was not. The email address was spoofed, meaning it was not sent From a Citibank's email address, but from some other email address. If you have already entered your user name, password and personal and credit card information on this fake or phishing website, please try changing your Citibank password and contact Citibank.
Always go to directly www.citibank.com to sign into your Citibank account, instead of clicking on a link.