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Your Barclays Online Account is About to Expire

Barclays Bank 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 website such as EBay, Paypal, America Online, banks, financial institutions.  They generally imply that your account will be suspended or deactivated unless you click the link to the webpage that is linked from the e-mail.  Sometimes they say that someone is trying to use your account or this is done for "security" purposes.  Once you are at the site, they will ask for personal information.  You may be asked 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 still not convinced that you have a fraudulent e-mail, please contact the company directly and explain the e-mail you received.


Barclays Bank (3)

Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 01:55:12 -0300
To:
Subject: Your Barclays Online Account is about to expire
From: "Barclays Bank" <service@barclays.co.uk>  

Dear Sir/Madam

Please note that your Barclays Online Account is about to expire. In order for it to remain active and avoid a temporal hold on your funds, we need you to update your personal information, this is also a new security statment to give our customers a better, fast and secure online banking service.
Please follow the link below and proceed to update your information:

http://www.barclays.co.uk/cgi-bin/accountupdate/1,00,102.html

Tank you for your patience as we work together to protect your account.

Sincerely,
Barclays Bank Customer Service

*Important*
Please update your records on or before 48 hours, a failure to update your records will result in a temporal hold on your funds.


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

 

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