Beware of "Your Barclays’ Debit Card Has Been Blocked" Phishing Scam
October 7, 2015
Cyber-criminals are attempting to steal Barclays Bank customers’ information by using the fake and phishing email message below. The fake email message claims that the recipients’ debit cards have been blocked and they should click the link within it to unblock the cards. But, the link will only take the recipients who have clicked on it, to a compromised website, looking like Barclays Bank’s website, where they will be asked to sign-in with their account credentials. Once the victims enter their account credentials on the fake website, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the scam, who will use it to gain to access to their victims’ accounts, where they will steal the victims’ money and use their accounts fraudulently.
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The Phishing Barclays Bank Email Message
Subject: New Message
From: 1@istate .edu
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2015 07:03:42 -0400
Replies to this email are not monitored
Dear Valued Customer,
Your Barclay's debit Card Has Been Blocked. Unblock Now
Barclays Bank Plc.
Terms & Conditions apply. Available to Barclays current account holders aged 16 or over.
Barclays Bank PLC. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (Financial Services Register number: 122702).
Registered in England. Registered No. 1026167. Registered Office: 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP.
It is important for internet users to remember that they should never click on a link to sign into their online accounts, especially links in email messages. The safest way to sign into their online accounts is to go directly to their online account providers’ websites, by typing the addresses of the websites in their web browsers or using a popular search engine to find the websites.
Barclays’ customers should type: “http://www.barclays.co.uk/” in their web browsers or search for “Barclays Bank” using a popular search engine.
Recipients of the phishing Barclay email, who have clicked on the link and have attempted to sign into the phishing website with their accounts’ credentials, should change their passwords and contact Barclay Bank immediately.
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