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IMPORTANT: Security Improvement

Barclays Bank PLC.


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Date Reported: 18th February 2013 Whats this? Risk Level: MEDIUM-HIGH Whats this?
Email Subject:
 IMPORTANT: Security Improvement
Apparent Sender:
 Barclays Bank PLC. Whats this?
Return Address:
 Not found Whats this?
Email Format:  HTML Whats this?
URL of Web Content:
  Whats this?
Anchor text of URLs:
 1) Copyright 1999-2013 Barclays Bank PLC.
All rights reserved. Please do not reply to
this e-mail as this is only a notification.
Mail sent to this address cannot be
answered. No virus found in this
message.Checked by AVG - Whats this?
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  • Email asks you to confirm/update/verify your account data at Barclays Bank PLC. by visiting the given link. You will be taken to a spoof website where your details will be captured for the phishers.

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

  • The anchor text appears as a legitimate URL, but don't be fooled - clicking on it will take you to a phishing site!


Dear Customer,

You received this email as a notice for the
database update for this month. This update
is designed by our IT engineers to provide
higher security to our customers
online accounts, prevent unauthorized account
access and other types of online fraud.

Please download the document attached to
this email and fill carefully.

Note: Last week you received the same email
you have entered the information
incorrectly, now is the last time when you

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