We'll help make sure you can access your Barclaycard account securely, but you'll also need to play your part by being vigilant when it comes to viruses and hoax emails. To make life easier we've explained what you need to look out for when surfing the web.
We've worked hard to make sure your Barclaycard online account service is as secure as possible; giving you peace of mind every time you log in. Here's how:
Fraudsters often use hoax emails and websites as a way of 'phishing' for your personal information and passwords. Emails can look like they are from your bank or social networking site, and often contain a link to a fake website. If you click on the link you'll be asked to disclose personal information that can be used to access details about you and your accounts.
Take a look at the address bar - if it doesn't start with http:// or https:// then it's not secure and you shouldn't enter any personal details or credit card information. This simple check can help to keep your details secure and prevent impersonation. If you ever receive a hoax email that looks like it could've come from Barclaycard or Barclays, get in touch with us straight away. You can forward the email to our internet security team at firstname.lastname@example.org