Fake banks, couriers, law firms, escrow and other fake sites used in scams.
#38081 by sharky1969 Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:51 pm
Halifax Sign In Details Access Suspended?

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From: Halifax Online ([email protected])
Sent: 28 September 2010 14:10:05
To: [email protected]
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Barclays Wealth

Dear Customer:

For your security, access to Online Banking has been locked because the number of attempts to sign in exceeded the number allowed.
To regain access to your Barclays Wealth internet banking, Please update and select the Reset Account link. below.

We will review the activity on your account with you and upon verification, we will remove any retrictions placed on your account.

To access and activate your account, simply click the link below.

https:// www. barclayswealth.com /login /action /logon/activate

The entire activation should take only 5 minutes of your time. Please complete the activation by now.

Thank you for using Online Banking.
Barclays Wealth Online Alerts

If you no longer wish to receive these e-mails, please click on this link:
https:// www. barclays wealth. com/login /action/ logon=deactivate

Yet another scam to get personal information

Admin edit: de-activated links -Jillian

#38082 by Jillian Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:14 pm
Hi Sharky,

I disabled the links in your email but then realized that only the text copied over, not the actual links. Scammers disguise their links underneath text that looks like it leads to the legitimate site. Barclayswealth.com is legitimate, determined by the whois info here: http://whois.domaintools.com/barclayswealth.com

If you were to hover over the links in the email (not click on them), you'd see the real link the scammer intends you to follow show up in your progress bar.

We don't deal with phishing emails or phishing sites here at ScamWarners but this site does: http://www.antiphishing.org/

You can report any phishing emails to them and to the legitimate business that is being copied, in this case: http://www.barclayswealth.com

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#38085 by Dotti Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:42 pm
As Jillian said, reporting to the impersonated site will help.

Any time you receive one of these pretending to be from a bank, paypal, ebay, or western union, you can report to the legitimate site by following these steps:

1) Do NOT click on the link. Some of these fake sites carry pretty nasty viruses.
2) go to the real site being impersonated. Do this by typing in the address, not by clicking any link in the email. For example, if the email is phishing for your paypal information, go to http://www.paypal.com
3) the real site should have a "report a suspicious/phishing/fake email" address listed For example, paypal's email is [email protected]
4) forward the email to the reporting address.

The legitimate company will then have its security/fraud department work on getting the fake site closed down as quickly as possible.

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