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The Scam Email "From Your Bank". Ever Had One?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:38 am

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]
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hawaiian717
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RE: The Scam Email "From Your Bank". Ever Had One?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:42 am

I see them in my spam folder every now and then. Usually from banks I don't have accounts at.
 
NoUFO
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RE: The Scam Email "From Your Bank". Had One?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:48 am

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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RE: The Scam Email "From Your Bank". Ever Had One?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:52 am

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.
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RE: The Scam Email "From Your Bank". Ever Had One?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:54 am

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]
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RE: The Scam Email "From Your Bank". Ever Had One?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:55 am

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

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RE: The Scam Email "From Your Bank". Ever Had One?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:56 am

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.


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RE: The Scam Email "From Your Bank". Ever Had One?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:02 pm

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
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RE: The Scam Email "From Your Bank". Ever Had One?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:04 pm

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

hehe  Silly
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RE: The Scam Email "From Your Bank". Ever Had One?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:05 pm

Warning About Phishing Scams (by Moderators Nov 21 2005 in Site Related)
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RE: The Scam Email "From Your Bank". Ever Had One?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:12 pm

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.
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RE: The Scam Email "From Your Bank". Ever Had One?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:12 pm

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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RE: The Scam Email "From Your Bank". Ever Had One?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:20 pm

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

Thats the way to do it!  bigthumbsup 
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RE: The Scam Email "From Your Bank". Ever Had One?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:26 pm

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)



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RE: The Scam Email "From Your Bank". Ever Had One?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:44 pm

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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RE: The Scam Email "From Your Bank". Ever Had One?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:04 pm

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 14):

awwwwwwwwwwwwww


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RE: The Scam Email "From Your Bank". Ever Had One?

Tue Nov 22, 2005 5:11 am

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.

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RE: The Scam Email "From Your Bank". Ever Had One?

Tue Nov 22, 2005 5:41 am

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.
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RE: The Scam Email "From Your Bank". Ever Had One?

Tue Nov 22, 2005 5:48 am

Hi Lee, how are those 158's?

I am a Barclay's online *anker and I have not had such an e-mail.
 
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RE: The Scam Email "From Your Bank". Ever Had One?

Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:17 pm

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.

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RE: The Scam Email "From Your Bank". Ever Had One?

Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:26 pm

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
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RE: The Scam Email "From Your Bank". Ever Had One?

Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:35 pm

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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RE: The Scam Email "From Your Bank". Ever Had One?

Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:48 pm

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 
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RE: The Scam Email "From Your Bank". Ever Had One?

Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:06 pm

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.
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RE: The Scam Email "From Your Bank". Ever Had One?

Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:11 pm

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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RE: The Scam Email "From Your Bank". Ever Had One?

Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:19 am

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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