CitiBank swims with the phishers

Here's a quite convincing phishing-scam email, purportedly from Citi-bank.

copy of email phishing image, targeting citibank customers

A nice description of the scam is provided at About.com, where they mention that Citibank is often targeted in these phishing scams.

I found it amusing that one of the sponsored advertisements on the page was for Citibank (image below). Are they really likely to get new customers because of this kind of negative activity? Certainly the ad should address security concerns, not interest rates.

not really the best time to fish for new customers...

( Julia Lerman mentioned this scam a while back, too.)

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copy of email phishing image, targeting citibank customers
 

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