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The Scam Email "From Your Bank". Ever Had One?  
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2722 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**

Yours Sincerely,

Security Advisor

Barclays Bank PLC
2 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ND
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.

Anyone else had this kinda problem??

I'd be interested to hear your experiences....


Lee

[Edited 2005-11-21 03:40:12]


Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
25 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3217 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2713 times:

I see them in my spam folder every now and then. Usually from banks I don't have accounts at.

User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

Phishing ...

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.



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2702 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 2):
Phishing ...

Done all the time . . . .

And plenty of people respond. They prey on the scared and weak.

I don't reply to anything . . . . if my bank wants anything they'll call me, and I will call them back or go see them . . . none of this e-mail me blah, blah.

I constantly get AOL.COM crap . . . "yuor acount wil be closeed". Blind man could see that was bullshit.

Since I pay for my AOL a year at a time, I already know better . . .

Bank - same way . . . . ridiculous number of messages phishing for personal information.


User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2700 times:

Yup, usually for banks I don't deal with and also from PayPal.

The poor speelling and grammer usualy gaves them away if notheeng ellse.

[Edited 2005-11-21 03:55:41]

User currently offlinePoobaboon From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2698 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 Smile

dan



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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

Well, my favorite part of this is when I get phishing e-mails from banks with which I have never done business.  crazy  Some day I'm going to do one of those 419-eater thingies and have some fun.


redngold



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User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2686 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 :

https://chaseonline.chase.com/chaseonline/logon/sso_logon.jsp

Please Note:
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.

Regards,

Chase Bank - Chase Online® Banking Department


User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3584 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

I always go to the site and enter "F**k you" "nice try"

hehe  Silly



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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

Warning About Phishing Scams (by Moderators Nov 21 2005 in Site Related)

User currently offlineKevinl1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 47
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2676 times:

Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 4):
Yup, usually for banks I don't deal with and also from PayPal.

Just got a Pay Pal one the other day saying my credit card co. wanted to "confirm" my identity. Pay pal invites members to fwd., these to them.



474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8775 posts, RR: 42
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2676 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.  Wink 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.


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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2669 times:

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 8):
I always go to the site and enter "F**k you" "nice try"

Thats the way to do it!  bigthumbsup 



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2655 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.

Thank you,
Mayor (insert your mayor name here)



LOL


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

Quoting Garri767 (Reply 13):
just send them an email back saying

The sender's e-mail is - of course - spoofed. You'll send your mail to an unsuspecting victim.



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User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2605 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 14):

awwwwwwwwwwwwww


Garri767


User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2579 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.

Georg.


User currently offlineBHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2570 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.
User currently offlineRODOL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2567 times:

Hi Lee, how are those 158's?

I am a Barclay's online *anker and I have not had such an e-mail.


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2565 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.

Thanks.

Ian



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User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2564 times:

I get quite alot on my spam emailaddress which i barely use anymore.
I just have a look every other week to see what pills or so i get offered this week....

Regds
jush



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2558 times:

Thats nothing, I got an email from the CIA about my illegal websites. they wanted me to fill in a form, which was an attachment.


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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2554 times:

Quoting RODOL (Reply 18):
Hi Lee, how are those 158's?

Still soldiering on  duck 

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 21):
Thats nothing, I got an email from the CIA about my illegal websites. they wanted me to fill in a form, which was an attachment.

 rotfl 



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2548 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.

Same with PayPal.


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2545 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  Wink



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User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 25, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2533 times:

Guys,

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 internetsecurity@barclays.co.uk. 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.


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