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Windows 7: Barclays Bank PLC, Phishing??

01 Oct 2012   #1

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Barclays Bank PLC, Phishing??

Hi guys, I've been getting a few of these scams recently, but is this one a scam too?
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There's a dodgy attachment there...
Who is this company? I'm from Australia, not the UK.
I haven't even heard of them, xD. What do you think?

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01 Oct 2012   #2

 

It's a scam, Barclays are a large UK based bank but with all emails from banks - Don't trust any of them.
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01 Oct 2012   #3

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I just realized how they spelled 'costumer'! I didn't even notice! I'll delete it.
Out of curiosity, what would be inside that attachment?
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01 Oct 2012   #4

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Looks like some form of HTML document. Seriously, you've never heard of Barclays?
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03 Oct 2012   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gln2d3 View Post
I just realized how they spelled 'costumer'! I didn't even notice! I'll delete it.
Out of curiosity, what would be inside that attachment?
Probably something that asks for some passwords you must insert to "login" and send them somewhere where evil people can use them. All these scams are more or less the same.

The more benign just steal your WoW account (or somesuch), the less benign (like this one) likely give evil people access to your e-banking account. They wanna make money outta this.

Of course they just spam them everywhere and hope that some get sent to someone whose bank is Barklays and is gullible enough to do what they ask.

My email is literally bombarded by such trash, thank god I have a good spam filter.
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