Scammers Mimic Real Banking Emails

Do you get emails like this?

Do you work with a bank as part of your job or to manage your personal finances? If so, be on alert. Scammers are crafting emails designed to look legitimate and evoke fear about a potential issue with your money or account. They want to make you act without thinking. Some of these phishing emails contain a link. Others contain an attachment with a link inside. Clicking on either link will send you to an authenticlooking (but fake) login page that steals your banking credentials. Once scammers have your credentials, they can pose as you and engage in malicious activities.
They might try to:
Request transactions Transfer money out of your (or your company’s) account Use your account to trick others into approving transactions Reuse your password to access other accounts

How do I protect myself?

  1. Examine the sender- The sender’s address includes the name
    ‘Citi’ to fool you. But look closer: The email is really from, not CitiBank. Don’t be fooled by domains that include brand names or words like “secure”.
  2. Consider Content in Context- Is this expected? Be careful with unexpected transaction descriptions or requests, even when they look legitimate. Scammers often research you or your organization to get details to use in the lure.


3. Examine the Link- While the URL uses a secure connection
(https://), this doesn’t mean the site is legitimate. This link is malicious and redirects you to the following site:

How do I protect myself?

If you receive an email that asks you to make a transaction, or scares you by making it look like a transaction has been requested:

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