Barclays has been made aware of a scam in Australia involving the offer of fixed-term AUD deposits at unusually competitive rates. This offer is supported by fake marketing materials which make unauthorised use of Barclays corporate branding. Barclays would like to remind the Australian public that it does not offer term deposits to retail customers, or any other retail banking or personal investment products, in Australia and has no connection to this term deposit offering or related phishing calls.
Please be vigilant at all times when contacted by an unknown party with investment opportunities. Exercise extreme care in opening e-mail links or disclosing personal information. If you receive an email or text that claims to be from Barclays but looks suspicious, please forward it, along with any attachments if possible, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you suspect you are a victim of fraud, please report scams involving a financial product to the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (“ASIC”) using the online reporting tool on ASIC’s website here, or to your local police.
Visit the Barclays Fraud and Scams page on how to better protect yourself from fraud and scams. The Australian Government also provides information on fraud prevention.
Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.
About Barclays in Asia Pacific
Barclays has been in Asia Pacific for over 50 years, with presence in key markets including China/Hong Kong SAR, India, Japan, Singapore and Australia. Barclays primarily supports corporates and financial institutions based in Asia Pacific, catering to their cross-border corporate and investment banking needs and connecting them to the capital markets of Asia Pacific, UK, Europe and the Americas. Barclays also has a Private Clients business in India and Singapore.
Barclays Bank PLC, Australia Branch Contact Details
Level 37, Chifley Square
Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: +61 (0) 2 8364 3300
ABN: 95 644 502 170
Telephone calls to Barclays may be recorded for regulatory purposes and compliance with professional standards.