Merry Christmas to Barclays Customers … from the Scammer

Barclays bank branchConmen have targeted Barclays customers over Christmas by trying to persuade them to hand over their account details.The emails carry the Barclays logo and ask customers to fill in confidential information. They even have a link to the bank’s online help page, complete with customer services numbers, and allow the user to return to Barclays’ home page.

Once armed with a customer’s surname, account number, five-digit password and memorable word, the conmen could access accounts.

Barclays warned yesterday that it would never ask any of its 14million account holders for personal details by email and warned anyone who receives the email not to fill in the details.  (Duh!)

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