The email message below with the subject: "Login Attempts - Barclays Bank," is a phishing scam being used by cyber-criminals to steal Barclays Bank customers’ information. The fake email message claims that the recipients’ online banking accounts have been suspended due to login attempts from an unauthorized IP address and they need to click on a link to verify and restore their accounts. But, the link will only take the recipients who have clicked on it, to a phishing 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 access to their victims’ accounts, where they will steal the victims’ money and use their accounts fraudulently.
The Phishing Barclays Bank Email Message
From: Barclays Online <Barclays@bt.net>
Subject: Login Attempts - Barclays Bank.
Date: 23 July 2016 at 20:53:19 BST
Dear Barclays Customer,
Your online banking has been suspended due to login attempts from unauthorized IP address.
You have within 24 hours to verify your online access. Please note: your PIN will remain unchanged.
Please use the link below in order to access the form:
move to inbox if found in spam
Internet support team 2016 (c)
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 go directly to “http://www.barclays.co.uk/” in their web browsers or search for “Barclays Bank” using a popular search engine. Once on Barclays Bank's website, they should sign-in from there. If there is something that they need to do, they will be notified after signing in.
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.