Scammers Impersonate Barclays Bank in a New Phishing Scam
- The purpose of the scam is to steal personal and financial information from users.
- The phishing scam is initiated using phishing emails that pretend to come from Barclays bank.
A new phishing scam that leverages the well-known Barclays bank has been identified recently. The purpose of the scam is to steal personal and financial information from users.
How does it operate?
- The phishing scam is initiated using phishing emails that pretend to come from Barclays bank, noted My Online Security.
- The email informs users to update their personal and financial details as a part of the company’s online security measure.
- It asks the recipients to cross-check their account details by visiting a link embedded within the email.
- When ‘http[:]//cvred[.]eu/’ is clicked, it redirects users to page tracked as https[:]//pattxrn0913[.]shortcm.li/nFb0Jg.
- It is to be noted that victims can sometimes land on the genuine Barclays website after clicking the http[:]//cvred[.]eu/. It depends on the settings that runs on the victim’s device.
Cybercriminals use social engineering tricks to persuade users into opening the attachments that come with the email. Thus, it is recommended to cross-check the sender’s address and details in the email by contacting the firm directly.
Watch for any site that invites you to enter any personal or financial information, unless it is from a reliable source.