Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Barclays Bank PLC. Security Advisor Alert!


This email with the subject "Barclays Bank PLC. Security Advisor Alert!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 05 Apr 2006 03:18:04 -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/personal 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/personal 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 account as usual
To start please click here:

Barclays IBank Logon

M R Foster
Security Advisor
Barclays Bank PLC.