Your security online
We've made security a major priority on the Barclaycard website. To help protect you against fraud we recommend you read through the advice we offer to prevent yourself from becoming a victim.
Using the internet is a safe way to manage your Barclaycard account but you need to be on your guard against internet fraudsters.
Help to fight scam e-mails
Every internet user should know about fraudulent e-mails that appear to be from a well-known company but can put you at risk. Although they can be difficult to spot, they generally ask you to click a link to a spoof website and provide, update or confirm sensitive personal information such as your security/log in details. To attract your attention, they may allude to an urgent or threatening condition concerning your account. Even if you don't provide what they ask for, simply clicking the link could subject you to background installations software or viruses.
Have the most current anti-virus software on your home computer
Anti-virus software needs frequent updates to guard against new viruses. Try to download updates as soon as you're notified that they're available.
Install a personal firewall on your home computer
To prevent unauthorised access, this is especially important when connecting to the internet by cable or digital subscriber line (DSL) modems.
Checking site certificates and about your browser's security
Always check the authenticity of the Barclaycard website by checking its security certificate, which you can do by double-clicking on the padlock symbol on your browser.