Sample of the "Barclays Online Account Locked" Phishing Scam
Fw: Account Locked - Barclays Online.
Sun 21/05/2017 06:52
From: s s email@example.com
On Sunday, May 21, 2017 7:35 AM, Barclays Online. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
All latest transactions on your debit card was placed on hold.
We have attached your recent transaction estatement for your view.
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/ to sign into their accounts or use Barclay's mobile app. Once they have signed in, if there is something wrong with their accounts will be notified.
Recipients of the phishing Barclay email who have clicked on the link and have attempted to sign into the phishing website with their account’ credentials should immediately change their passwords and contact Barclay Bank for help.