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Barclays Bank Recent Fraud Notice - Upgrade
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Barclays Bank


Scam Report
Date Reported: 27th May 2006 Whats this? Risk Level: MEDIUM Whats this?
Email Subject:
 Barclays Bank Recent Fraud Notice - Upgrade To New Security
Apparent Sender:
 Barclays Bank Whats this?
Return Address:
 Barclays Online Banking < > Whats this?
Email Format:  HTML Whats this?
URL of Web Content: uk/secure/ do 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 looks nothing like the actual Barclays Bank URL.
"We never ask you to enter your Credit Card Information and contact infomation on the internet or over the phone To learn how to protect yourself against "phishing" and other "identity theft" please spend a few minutes to upgrade to our latest security. "

Spoof website not online at time of report...

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