New technology that "masks" a web address URLs is breeding a new wave of scams. The Pilot-Tribune has received several such scam emails, which are likely showing up in local homes as well.
The emails, including some supposedly from Citibank, use authentic logos, images and type linked from real company sites. They claim a large purchase has been made on the recipient's account, or potential fraudulent activity and direct the recipient to click to check their account. This takes you to an authentic looking page to "log in." Once you do, the scammer has your personal information for their own use. Compare web addresses to the real site, and when in doubt, do not give credit card, bank account or identification codes without checking with the company's customer support staff via their secure web site.