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Scam Alert: Fake Barclaycard Fraud Department Calls from 855-608-8509

September 3, 2014

Barclaycard Phone Scam 8556088509

UPDATED

I received a phone call purporting from Barclaycard Fraud Department. The pre-recorded message was telling me that there was a suspicious transaction on my account. It then asked me to enter the full account number of my Barclaycard. There are no other options to talk to a person without entering the full 16-digit card number. It is really suspicious.

I knew immediately that it is a scam because I do not have a Barclaycard account.

I contacted Barclays and the representative confirmed that it is a known scam.

 

Updated on August 22, 2014

Important Phone Scam Alert

Recently, scammers claiming to be representatives of banks including Barclays and Barclaycard have been randomly calling people requesting personal information such as social security numbers and account numbers.

Some search results on 8556088509:

I managed to get a recording of the call.

Update:

The scammer had used different phone numbers in the past and will definitely use different phone numbers in the future. According to the representative from Barclays, customer had reported several different phone numbers in the past used for the scam.

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