Citi DC Activation Phishing Scam

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Kevin86475391
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Citi DC Activation Phishing Scam

Postby Kevin86475391 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:10 pm

Hi all,

I wanted to give people a heads about an apparent phishing scam related to Citi Double Cash cards. Recently it seems that Citi automatically upgraded many cardholders from the World Mastercard to the World Elite Mastercard. There was a thread over at MF about it with a few different members mentioning they'd been upgraded.

Anyway, I was one of the people Citi sent the new cards to and as such had to activate my new card. I did that as soon as it came in last week I think (perhaps the week before). Tonight I received an email saying I needed to activate my new DC cash card. The email had the DC design and specifically mentioned that it was a Double Cash card (rather than just being vague about 'your Citi card' or something). Most concerningly of all it even had the last 4 digits of my card number.

I clicked the link and was immediately taken to a Citi-looking webpage where, surprise surprise, it prompted me to enter my full card number. Fortunately this set off warning bells and I stopped. I then called Citi and spoke with a representative who assured me they had not sent me any such email and that my card was already activated.

I have no idea how the would-be fraudster got ahold of the last 4 digits of my account - but then again those are sometimes shown on receipts - but I logged in to check my account for suspicious activity and all was good. Just wanted to give others a heads up in case they also recently received a new DC card to activate. I'm also posting this on MF.


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Re: Citi DC Activation Phishing Scam

Postby Bluemountain » Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:08 am

That's shockingly disturbing. However, if they knew the last 4 of my card number I'd have to cancel and get a new one (regardless of its age).


Good luck. Keep us posted if it turns out to be legit after all maybe?
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Re: Citi DC Activation Phishing Scam

Postby Dcyphrz » Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:26 am

Kevin86475391 wrote:I wanted to give people a heads about an apparent phishing scam related to Citi Double Cash cards.

Good eye! Still spooky that they had the last digits of the card.
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Re: Citi DC Activation Phishing Scam

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:10 am

P (clueless Citi CSR) > P (advanced phishing scam)
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