Clever Scam Calls Claim to be Citibank
By an edhat reader
I received a call from Citibank Fraud Department saying that someone was trying to buy an airline ticket under my name in Seattle. She read off my address (where I haven't lived for two years) and then asked me for my credit card # and my security word.
I became very skeptical since she had an old address. I then asked her for the last four digits of the credit card she was referring too and there was a long silence. She came back and said she needed the full credit card number.
I said again, what are the last four digits of the credit card you are referring to? There was a slight pause and then she hung up.
This is very clever scam and sounded completely legitimate. I just want to let people know never to give out your credit card or security word no legitimate it sounds. Hang up and call the credit card number immediately.