BMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 61 Posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2252 times:
Well, since midnight, I have received the following email twice, but from 2 different "barclays" internet addresses......
Quote: Dear Barclays® Member:
It has come to our attention that your Barclays® account information needs to be updated as part of our continuing commitment to protect your account and to reduce the instance of fraud on our website. If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and update your billing records you will not run into any future problems with the online service.
However, failure to update your records will result in account suspension.
Please update your records on or before November 14, 2005.
Once you have updated your account records, your Barclays® session will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.
This email was sent by the Barclays server to verify your e-mail address. You must complete this process by clicking on the link below and entering your account information . This is done for your protection , because some of our members are no longer have access to their online access and we must verify it.
To verify your e-mail address and access your bank account, click on the link below:
**link removed by myself**
Barclays Bank PLC
2 Victoria Street
Live Support: (08457) 555 555
Obviously i'm not falling for this little trick
I have contacted my bank and they advised me to forward the email onto them.
NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7891 posts, RR: 13 Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2240 times:
I get those letters twice a week. Always written in crappy German, often claiming to write on behalf of Deutsche Bank, though I'm not even a member. My anti virus software warns me and so does my e-mail client. The newspapers are full of reports on phishing, but apparently there are still plenty of people falling for it.
I also recieve those "make money fast" letters that are mere attempts of money laundry.
Poobaboon From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 45 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2228 times:
I have had a few, a fake Barclays and Lloyds TSB and one from some US bank come to mind. I tend to visit the link and enter fake information just on the off chance they will try to use it and get caught out or something, if not it's still got their hopes up thinking someone has entered their bank details, only for it to fail
I can't believe my eyes...no winners this time on Takeshi's Castle
Halls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2216 times:
Here is the one I received the other day. The funny thing is, I don't have a Chase online account.
Quote: Chase Bank Online® Department Notice
You have received this email because you or someone had used your account from different locations. For security purpose, we are required to open an investigation into this matter.
In order to safeguard your account, we require that you confirm your banking details. To help speed up this process, please access the following link so we can complete the verification of your Chase Online® Banking Account registration information :
If we do no receive the appropriate account verification within 48 hours, then we will assume this Chase Bank account is fraudulent and will be suspended. The purpose of this verification is to ensure that your bank account has not been fraudulently used and to combat the fraud from our community.
We appreciate your support and understanding and thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
Aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8522 posts, RR: 46 Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2206 times:
All the time... I have that Yahoo! e-mail account I've created aeons ago for people I didn't want to give my "real" address to, it seems like that paid off. I get e-mails claiming to be from a bank, my bank, coincidentally, with nothing but the usual "g€t v 1 agg rhaa c4eep" bollocks in them. I also received numerous e-mails from another bank, where I also have an account, trying to phish my online banking login data - pity I don't do online banking with that account. And last but not least, there's that pile of e-mails supposedly sent by banks I've never had an account at... folks, nice try.
Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
Garri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2185 times:
just send them an email back saying
We (me and a group of concerned citizens of the mayors office) have alerted the police about this function, given them the link to the site and so forth, are having each and every one of you arrested, we are tired of you scamming our innocent people, you will receive fines not to exceed 800,000 dollars and a prision sentence not to exceed 4 years.
Jorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3148 posts, RR: 8 Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2109 times:
No, never got one from my bank - but from another one I got one pishing mail very day since one week. Those spam mails have become more and more in the last week, never had any problems a half year ago.
BHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2100 times:
Several, plus Ebay, none of whom I have an account with.
We get a couple a week from some clowns stating something like the "Africa Development Projects for Feed the World Do They Know It's Christmas Time Corportation" has elected us as their travel agents and could they please have 6 business class tickets routed Lagos - London - New York and here's a credit card number... and of course that old chestnut "I don't know you but my husband was Mr Goldfinger from Zimbabwe and he left $12 million, but I need your help to get it out..."
Mostly they are poorly written and 100% obvious, but once in a while they are very well done, so be careful out there guys.
Breakfast in BHX, lunch in FAO, dinner in TIP, baggage in YYC.
DL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11443 posts, RR: 78 Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2095 times:
JUst for the record, for those of you helping out with the project Logan22L and I are sort of wrangling, you can either call or email and get verification via facsimile or mail on a receipt. If there are any questions feel free to call me, I will return IMs or emails for a phone number.
WhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2078 times:
I get loads of those, just remember banks never do anything like that. They don't ask you to push buttons in emails, and will ask you to either visit their site or telephone/visit a branch if they need to.
Cornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 55 Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2075 times:
got loads of them at my old job - the spam filter here seems much better so far.
As for the "we are Nigerian royalty and have a large sum of money to deposit, please give us your bank account details" scams, well I'm probably off to Nigeria in a few weeks for work so I thought I'd look these people up and suggest that instead of me giving them my account details it would be much quicker and simpler if they just handed me their cash and I'd pay it into my account when I got home. Great idea i reckon. How could they refuse
Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
Alcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 25, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2063 times:
For those who don't know, I work for Barclays Bank. I've just heard today about these e-mails going to customers. We NEVER e-mail customers these sort of e-mails. We would only ever e-mail you if you have registered for Online Banking, and we e-mail your membership number and details of how to log on. If anyone gets an e-mail, forweard it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our fraud team are on the case with these at the moment. e-mails are not going to everyone, only a handful of customers.
I am also a customer but have not received one. If anyone has any queries about it, let me know and I''ll try to help you. The telephone number is our contact centre (where I work), but I haven't seen that address before.