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Date Reported: 31st May 2006 Whats this? Risk Level: MEDIUM Whats this?
Email Subject:
 Barclays Bank PLC.
Apparent Sender:
 Barclays Bank  Whats this?
Return Address:
 < > Whats this?
Email Format:  HTML Whats this?
URL of Web Content:  Whats this?
 Unknown  Whats this?
Scam number:
  • Email asks you to confirm/update/verify your account data at Barclays Bank by visiting the given link. You will be taken to a spoof website where your details will be captured for the phishers.

  • Barclays Bank never send their users emails requesting personal details in this way.

  • The spoof website this email links to was not online at time of this report, but variations of the scam which link to working websites are bound to exist, so be wary! The website may have been taken down or disabled by the hosts, but quite often these websites are hosted on the personal computer of the phishers, so may only be online at certain times.

  • The REAL URL of the spoof website has been chosen to look very similar to the actual Barclays Bank URL. Do not be fooled!
"Because of the rapid increase in cases of fraudulent activity in the field of online banking, we implemented a number of methods which increase the security level. "

Dear Barclays client,

Because of the rapid increase in cases of fraudulent activity in the field of online banking, we implemented a number of methods which increase the security level. They ensure your money is absolutely safe. We need your 'urgent' phone number to contact you when needed, for the updated security system to operate effectively. Our advice is to use a cell phone number or a phone where you are most easily available. Please pay attention this procedure is of great importance and should be treated respectively. We carry out constant, 24-hour monitoring of all the funds, and in case a cheating suspicion arises, our managers contact customers by phone to settle the situation and either approve or revoke the payment.

In order to fill in your urgent number, please pass the authorization process and follow the tips offered by the system.

In order to start the authorization process, please click on this link below:

Barclays Online Login

R B Waller
Security Advisor
Barclays Bank PLC.

Please do not reply this e-mail.
Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.
For assistance, log in to your Barclays Online Bank account
and choose to "Help" link on any page.
Spoof website not online at time of report...

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