‘Think carefully!’ Barclays issues warning as Britons lose £1.5million to vicious scam

“The sophistication of cyber-enabled attacks such as phishing and smishing continues to grow.

“Once criminals obtain someone’s personal and financial details, it’s likely they will be used to facilitate identity fraud, which accounted for over 60 percent of cases filed to the National Fraud Database last year.

“If you are ever asked to provide personal or financial information or supply your documents, then take a moment and think carefully about the consequences of parting with your details. 

“Remember that only criminals will try to rush or panic you into making a quick decision.”