Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Barclays Bank PLC. anti-fraud department alert!


This email with the subject "Barclays Bank PLC. anti-fraud department alert!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 11 Apr 2006 00:52:45 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Barclays Customer

Our anti-fraud department detected that the amount on your
account exceeds two thousand pounds. To prevent any attempt
of a third person to access your business/premier account
we have developed a unique security system which enables us
to eliminate any possibility of unauthorized access.

The core of this new security system is an authorization
of every transaction made from your business/premier account.
The authorization will be successful after you enter a correct
security pin number from your personal pin card:

- Security number contains of 6 digits
- Pin card contains a list of 300 unique pin numbers which
can be used for confirmation of your transactions

In cases where the pin number is entered three times incorrectly,
your account will automatically be suspended. The security number
can only be used once and becomes invalid after the transaction
is ended.

To apply for the Online Guard protection system you need to click
the link below and follow the instructions on screen. If we do not
hear from you within 14 days your account will be suspended.
At the last stage of your registration you will be asked to enter
the address where you would like your pin card to be delivered,
including full postal code. Please make sure you enter these details
correctly to avoid any delay.
The card will be delivered to you within 14 days after your
application was is submited. In the meantime you can continue to
use your business/premier account as usual

To start please click here:

Barclays iBank Logon

S A Salmon
Security Advisor
Barclays Bank PLC.