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    • swanny65
    • By swanny65 12th Oct 18, 12:45 PM
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    Barclays Bank - 08000852652
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    • 12th Oct 18, 12:45 PM
    Barclays Bank - 08000852652 12th Oct 18 at 12:45 PM
    Hi, we were call by Barclays Bank on this number this morning wanting to review our account. Smelt a rat as their ID security check was i can confirm the last 4 number of your current account. Asked them to confirm a random DD payment which they ignored and asked for my DoB. Ended the call.......

    Redialed the number - an automated message saying you were call earlier and may get a call back and if you want to opt out call an 0333 number (which i havent done)

    Google shows 08000852652 has been treated suspiciously for a few years now.

    If genuine then Barclays security check is shockingly poor.

    If a scam number why havent BT/Offcom or whoever else is responsible taken it down/prosecute the account holder ?

    Hope this is warning to others
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    • swanny65
    • By swanny65 12th Oct 18, 12:51 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 12:51 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 12:51 PM
    Rang Barclays - It is a genuine Barclays number but it (somehow) has been hijacked by fraudsters. They confirmed the security check is not we can tell you the last 4 digits of your account number.
    Last edited by swanny65; 12-10-2018 at 12:54 PM.
    • TadleyBaggie
    • By TadleyBaggie 12th Oct 18, 1:02 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 1:02 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 1:02 PM
    Doesn't have to be hijacked, it's easy to spoof a phone number. Search for "Presentation Number".
    • Flobberchops
    • By Flobberchops 12th Oct 18, 1:56 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 1:56 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 1:56 PM
    Yes, it sounds dodgy.


    Fraudsters have the ability to spoof outgoing numbers, so a call or even a text message that appears to be from a trusted source could be false.


    If you're in any doubt, best to hang up, check the number on this website https://www.barclays.co.uk/security/phone-number-lookup/ and if you want to call back for your own peace of mind do so on the *verified* number or on the generic Customer Services number which you'll find on the back of your card which I believe is 03457345345.


    The kind of information bank staff should be able to provide if challenged include the *last* (not first) four digits of your *card number* (not account number) or part of your postcode. But again, if in any doubt, just hang up. Bank staff are used to this and won't be offended!
    I work for a UK bank, but any comments made on this forum are solely my personal opinion. Caveat Emptor!
    • Chino
    • By Chino 12th Oct 18, 3:11 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 3:11 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 3:11 PM
    which I believe is 03457345345.
    Originally posted by Flobberchops
    What's the point of posting a telephone number that you do not know but only believe to be correct?

    Either check your card and post the correct number or don't bother mentioning a telephone number at all.
    • 18cc
    • By 18cc 12th Oct 18, 11:47 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 11:47 PM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 11:47 PM
    What's the difference between believing and knowing?
    • COIAHLGW
    • By COIAHLGW 13th Oct 18, 2:54 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 2:54 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 2:54 PM
    The validity of the information
    • 18cc
    • By 18cc 13th Oct 18, 6:18 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 6:18 PM
    Not true I know that the Earth is flat I know it for absolute certainty and therefore I believe it
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