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    Scam email?

    Just picked this up on my blueyonder email account:

    Dear Barclays Bank Member,

    This email was sent by the Barclays server to verify your e-mail
    address. You must complete this process by clicking on the link
    below and entering in the small window your Barclays Membership
    number, passcode and memorable word.
    This is done for your protection --- because some of
    our members no longer have access to their email addresses and
    we must verify it.

    To verify your e-mail address and access your bank account,
    click on the link below. If nothing happens when you click on the
    link (or if you use AOL), copy and paste the link into
    the address bar of your web browser.


    http://barclays.co.uk:ac=L0CnD9h3ndIbOjRiREQ0@ShOrTwAy.To/w30ffk/?4CmXWwdyAxpmy2L


    --------------------------------------------
    Thank you for using Barclays!
    --------------------------------------------

    This automatic email sent to: darkchrome@blueyonder.co.uk
    Do not reply to this email.


    Wierd because i have never had any dealings with barclays and the email headder seems to me coming from a AOL account. Anyone else recieve this?

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    A similar one was posted on bit-tech the other day. Seems to be quite common, recently./

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    Sounds like : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3105658.stm

    Don't click the link in the email it may validate your address for more spam/scam emails.

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    Not worried about the email address being spammed... its how i train the spam filter

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    If it was a real address, it would have https at the beginning, not http.

    Ben

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    The site is actually ShOrTwAy.To, everything before and including the @ are ignored, so it just allows them to make slightly more realistic fake addresses. Which sucks.

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    There's a warning about it on the NatWest Online Banking site too.
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    Yeah I got one not that long back from Citibank in the USA saying exactly the same thing

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    There have been a few scam ones about I got an ebay one the other week.

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    it's not primarily being used to get email addresses. It's targeted at people who will enter their user account details for the bank thus allowing whoever owns shortway to then access your real bank account. What you should do is enter your username and password as something almost valid and then let barclays know and allow them to watch for the IP address of whoever attempts to login using those details. Then have the little bastards nailed and thrown in the deepest darkest pit this side of the moon......with Jayde Goody from Big Brother as a cellmate

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