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Beware of Barclays Africa Group Bank "Beneficary Notice Uploaded" Phishing Scam

Beware of Barclays Africa Group Bank "Beneficary Notice Uploaded" Phishing Scam

The email message below with the subject:"Prevent Key :ABSA1-99 Section 78 / Beneficary Notice Uploaded," which claims that an ABSA electronic statement is attached, is a phishing scam. The fake email message was sent by cybercriminals to trick Barclays Africa Group’s customers into opening the attachment, which will open a HTML form. The instructions in the fake form asks for banking information, such as account name, PIN, username and other security information that the cybercriminals need in order to gain access to their potential victims' bank accounts. Therefore, the requested information on the form should never be filled out and submitted, because it will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the phishing scam.

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The Barclays Africa Group Bank Phishing Scam

From: noreplys@absa.co .za
Subject: Prevent Key :ABSA1-99 Section 78 / Beneficary Notice Uploaded
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2016 05:14:01 -0800

Absa Cheque Account Charges Statement - 05 June 2016

Barclays Africa Group
Bank company

New Absa eStatement verification status Encrypted Cheque Account holder file Attached
Account : **********
ID Number : **********

Dear Account Beneficiary 01744

Your statement

Attached is your electronic statement for ( View to Stop OR Process Debit Order Fees )

Your security

The additional verifications were added to help prevent online fraud.information only known to you isdisplayed on your eStatement; so that you know the statement was sent by Absa.

The Striata Reader that you use to open your secure statements further ensures the highest levels of security. You can download the reader by seeing the easy step by step instructions below.

Absa Mobile Banking App

Please DOWNLOAD this quick response code to download : App File Attached with your New Absa eStatement.

Barclays Africa Group customers were tricked by the phishing scam above, should contact Barclay Bank immediately.

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