online banking scam

  Terrahawk 18:55 13 Sep 2003

at present their is an email going round asking online banking customers to give their details barclays customers appear to be the targets at present but for all those using online banking services this may be worth a read click here

  spikeychris 19:09 13 Sep 2003

Where were ya at 8 oclock this morning :o)

click here

  Terrahawk 19:25 13 Sep 2003

morning after the night before syndrome any i will tck as resolved

  Stuartli 20:41 13 Sep 2003

Any one foolish enough to fall for such a scam deserves all they get...:-)

  GANDALF <|:-)> 00:04 14 Sep 2003

The bank sort code and account number is on every cheque that we write....waste of time doing this when the details are much easier to get hold of. ;-))

G 03:26 14 Sep 2003

Errrrr an e-mail (of all things) from Barclays asking for online banking customers to give their details, come on please, who fell for that?.............think you need some basic Security Tips.............hey.........
1 Use protection software "anti-virus software" and keep it up to date.
2 Don't open email from unknown sources, read that one again, so you know it.
3 Use hard-to-guess passwords
4 Protect your computer from Internet intruders -- use "firewalls".
5 Don't share access to your computers with strangers. Learn about file sharing risks.
6 Disconnect from the Internet when not in use.
7 Back up your computer data.
8 Regularly download security protection update "patches".
9 Check your security on a regular basis. When you change your clocks for daylight-savings time, reevaluate your computer security.
10 Make sure your family members and/or your employees know what to do if your computer becomes infected.


  spuds 12:55 14 Sep 2003

Another method of the Nigerian scam :o(

  Adamus 15:02 14 Sep 2003

a lot of people that use online banking and not that computer literate and these are the ones that fall victim. They do not 'deserve all they get' at all.

Many people in life have been caught out by conmen - doesnt mean that they deserve it. We just need to educate people more to make them realise that this kind of thing needs to be treated with caution.

Adam 15:04 14 Sep 2003

Adam if they are not computer literate then they should NOT use online banking.

  spikeychris 17:11 14 Sep 2003

"if they are not computer literate then they should NOT use online banking". Whats computer literate?

  Terrahawk 18:14 15 Sep 2003

hmm i know i ticked this thread but it was meant as a general warning for those who may not be aware of the situation its a sad fact that some people do get caught out by this sort of thing. i find your comment somewhat strange as to if they are not computer literate they should not use online banking, as spikeychris has asked how do you define computer literate? many people can use computers for many things but that they are always aware of security issues

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