Citibank just issued a fraud alert regarding fraudsters posing as a Citibank employee by email, text or phone and requesting personal information which would allow them to access your account. Whenever Citibank calls you they will never ask for your account number, security word, PIN number or online user ID. If you receive a suspicious communication, do not respond. Rather, forward it to email@example.com. Unfortunately, these fraud schemes usually focus on wealthy areas like Monterey, Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach. Always be on the alert!
Citibank is alerting cardholders that someone has implemented a phishing scam which involves the crooks to obtain information to allow them to access your account. Unfortunately, they are doing an all-out attack, contacting people by email, text and phone and impersonating a Citibank employee. The bank has committed to never ask for your account number, security word, PIN number, checking account number and other sensitive information. Be on the alert!