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Ministry of Propaganda - 28/Feb/2004: "More phishing"

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More phishing

Picture of the mailOnly a few days ago I received the MBNA phishing scam, now it's Barclays Bank's turn.

The scam is exactly the same as last time: Sent to the same "wrong" e-mail address, the same design with an image embedded into the mail leading to a heavily disguised URL. And again sent from a dialup host.

Barclays have a quite good page about these scams and also have a page with examples of the scams. A link from the login page for their online banking site leads to these pages. Unfortunately I have my doubts that all of their customers will read the advice and therefore believe that some will still fall for it. But what else can the banks do? I don't think there's much if anything they can do.

Now which bank will be next? How about a German or an Asian bank? Or how about Canadian? I had an American (MBNA) and a British (Barclays) bank, time for another country?

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Entry trivia

Dodgy picture of the moment:

Picture of a very young Armin eating berries

No, no phishing here. That was way before online banking was even dreamt of.

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