Phishing is a tactic that Internet criminals use to lure you into posting sensitive information such as bank accounts and social security numbers on sites that you believe are valid, but really belong to the criminals.
There is a new phishing email, one that I just received, that pretends to be from Citibank saying there was a database problem and that you need to update your information. When you go to the site, it looks like Citibanks site with a popup that belongs to the criminals site. When you enter information into this popup, that information will go to the criminal and not Citibank. Below is a screenshot of the email I received.
Just wanted to warn our members so they do not fall to these tactics. Never input sensitive information at a website you received via an email. Banks will never send you emails such as the one above requesting this type of information.
Be careful, the Internet can be a scary place.