Check Scams, Debt Collection scams and other financial scams.
#8531 by Ralph Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:27 am
This is a little more unusual as far as scams go but none the less it is a scam

Firstly, Barclays bank employees use Barclays email addresses

The phone numbers listed are UK redirect numbers and are not phone numbers used by any branch of Barclays bank

Barclays Bank, nor any other bank send unsolicited emails to people telling them about financial matters

the other perhaps more obvious sign is that Barclays Bank do not bank with the Bank of India



> From: [email protected]
> Subject: YOUR ACCOUNT INITIAL DEPOSIT
> Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 23:37:57 -0700
> To:
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> Dear Customer,
>
> Your online account is accessible, this means you can LOGIN into your new acount with the username and member ID given to you . However, the account will not be active until you have paid the initial deposit requirement of $US1,050 (One Thousand and Fifty United State Dollars)into the account giving to you.
>
> As soon as the Bank receives the account opening minimum deposit, it would be deposited back into your account to activate it. It is upon the activation we will issue your new transfer pin code that will enable you transfer to any account of your choice
>
> Please be informed that User Name and Member ID are case sensitive. Do not disclose your account login and Member ID to any third party. Our bank staffs will never request for your account login details and if anyone request for that whosoever, do not disclose it. Barclays Bank will not be liable for any theft of account information resulting from careless disclosure of account logins by Customers to third parties.
>
> NOTE
> You can send the initial minimum deposit requirement to our account activation officer through Bank transfer to expedite the activation of the account.
>
> Here is the Bank Account once again:
>
> Account Name: CH. ROSHAN VAIPHEI
>
> Account No: 10596662018
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> Branch Code: 1624
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> Pan no: AFFPV4270H
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> Bank Name: STATE BANK INDIA
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>
> Thanks Once again for contacting our bank.
>
> Regards,
>
> Hon.Harris Brown
> Barclays Bank Plc
> 1 Churchill Place, London, E14 5HP
> London United Kingdom
> Tel: (44) 7035-956-375
> Fax: (44) 7006-045-524
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> This message and any attachments may be confidential and intended solely for the addressee(s). If you receive this message in error, please delete it immediately and notify the sender. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any unauthorized use, copying or dissemination is prohibited. Barclays Bank Plc shall not be liable for the message if altered, changed or falsified.
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
>
>
> Robiah Ahmad,
> Managing Director,
> Tropic Cook,
> Robiah Enterprise Sdn Bhd,
> 60-1 Jalan PJU 7/16,
> Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya,
> Malaysia,48700
Last edited by Ralph on Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:17 am, edited 1 time in total.
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#8532 by Arnold Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:09 am
Hon.Harris Brown

Names are another giveaway. Scammers aren't good at inventing British names. And sometimes give them titles, in the mistaken belief that anyone with a title can automatically be trusted.

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