Barclays Online Banking – Phishing scam email
Received a couple of scam emails today that were trying to obtain my personal banking details by fraud.
It claimed to be from Barclays Bank PLC <firstname.lastname@example.org>
With a title of either Verify your activity or Your session has been locked
The first email reads as follows:
We detected irregular activity on your Internet banking account.
For your protection, you must verify this activity before you can continue using your account.
Please download the document attached to this email to review your account activity.
We will review the activity on your account with you and upon verification, we will remove any restrictions placed on your account.
If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choice but to temporary suspend your account.
We ask that you allow at least 72 hours for the case to be investigated and we strongly recommend to verify your account in that time.
© Copyright Barclays Bank Holdings plc 2012 – All rights reserved
Whilst the 2nd reads:
Dear Customer ,
Our records show that your session has been locked due to one of the
1. Log on attempt with invalid information .
2. Inadequate update on your Barclays online account . We urge you to restore your Online Account by to avoid final shut
down of your account . To do so please download the form attached to
your e-mail and update your details .
We’re open 7am-10pm Mon – Fri, 8am-6pm Sat – Sun.
© Copyright 2012 Barclays Bank – All rights reserved.
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In both emails was an attached form called Barclays – Form.html
which the the senders of this scam email would very much like you to fill in.
The form reads:
Please enter your security details below
Complete The Informations Below
All informations are required
Enter your Memorable word
Mother’s Maiden Name
Telephone Banking Passcode
Account Holder’s Full Name
This is a complete scam so please don’t even think about letting these criminals have your personal banking details.. Oh, they can’t spell either !