Scammers Pose as Citibank

Watch out for this suspicious e-mail.

A few of my colleagues received a legitimate-looking e-mail this morning from Citibank, with the subject line "Failed Login Attempts." One colleague found it pretty convincing, but another knew it was a fake because she doesn't have a Citibank account.

The e-mail says the recipient has three failed login attempts and should login to his or her account immediately, with the word "your account" linked. Don't click on the link.

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for Kiplinger.com. She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.