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Barclays Bank 

 Phishing Scam E-mails

The email claiming to be from Barclays Bank and instructing you to provide additional information to restore account access is a phishing scam.  Phishing e-mails are e-mails from scam artists who use official looking webpages designed to trick you into believing they are from a corporate website that you have an account with.  Once you are at the site, they will ask you to provide or verify personal information such as bank account information, credit card information, social security information and password information.  If you get such an e-mail, you should delete it and do not provide any of the requested information.  However, if you are not convinced that you have a fraudulent e-mail, please contact Barclays Bank directly and explain the e-mail you received.  If you give out any personal information, contact Barclays Bank immediately and depending on what information you gave out, it may be wise to take measures to protect against identity theft (e.g. contact credit agencies, close accounts, cleanse computer).  Many e-mail solicitations that appear to be phishing e-mails are set forth throughout this website and below: 

From: "Barclays Bank" <>  
Subject: Update Your Information
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 18:14:56 +0200

Important Notice: Sunday 11 December 2005 .    



Dear Customer,

Please note that Your Barclays Online Account is about to expire. In order for it to remain active, please Use the link below to proceed and access your account.

to update your Barclays Online Service Click here

 If you are having difficulty signing into the service, please don't hesitate to call Helpdesk on 0845 600 2323* (outside the UK dial +44 2476 842063).* The helpdesk is open Monday to Sunday, 7am-11pm (UK time). Keep your system and web browser updated Manufacturers regularly release security patches when weaknesses are discovered in their systems and browsers to avoid fraudulent email and scam emails .

Best regards
Barclays Online Service


Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.
For assistance, log in to your Barclays Online Bank account and choose the "Help" link on any page.

Barclays Email ID # 1009




Other Barclays Bank examples can be found on the following pages: (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)


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