Archive for November, 2013

Dumb Crooks, Unsuspecting Consumers

November 30, 2013

If you have a Barclays Credit Card, you probably live in the UK!

A phishing scam that is circulating at the moment is a pretty simple scam which if anything lacks imagination and any amount of effort, yet as sure as eggs are eggs… Will suck in some unsuspecting Barclays customers and ruin Christmas for the next couple of years at least.

The email looks like this…

> Subject: Barclaycard Payment is due
> From: “Barclaycard” <[email protected]> 
> Received: from smtp.alltele.net

> Your barclaycard payment is due 
>
> Visit your card service section below to proceed 
> hxxp://www.equivalente.it/rss/re.html

The URL that you are asked to visit is in Italy.  So a simple message for this holiday season, don’t become a phishing victim or fall prey to scammers.

If you suspect that you have been the victim of a phishing scam you should contact your financial institution immediately.

To protect yourself online use wumber anti-spam and wumber anti-phishing and stay protected this and every holiday season.

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