HSBC UK Third Party Access Scam

This is a very quick scam warning about an HSBC UK Third party access phishing scam. I received a scam email this morning, supposed to be from HSBC UK, saying that my account had been accessed by a third party and and that I had to complete the attached html form to remove restrictions. If you receive a third party access email from HSBC UK - ITS A SCAM - BIN IT and get on with your day.

Here are the details of the HSBC email I received:

Subject: Your account was accesed by a third party (Yes, that’s how these morons spelt “accessed”)

From: Hsbc Uk [notice@hsbc.co.uk] (Yep, Capitalisation issues as well!)

Attachment: Verify.html (26KB)

Dear Customer,

We detected irregular activity on your HSBC Internet banking account on 11/01/2011.

For your protection, you must verify this activity before you can continue using your account.

Please download the document attached to this email to review your account activity.

We will review the activity on your account with you and upon verification,

and we will remove any restrictions placed on your account.

If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choise but to temporaly suspend your account. (Yes, that’s how they spelt choice and terporarily)

We ask that you allow at least 72 hours for the case to be investigated and we strongly recommend to verefy (sic) your account in that time. (This is an interesting one, They even inserted a (sic) to point out they know they have used the incorrect spelling on this one. Would it have made more sense to change it? Morons!)

Best Regards,

Colette Nugent

Head of Customer Communications

© Copyright HSBC Holdings plc 2010 - All rights reserved

If you receive a similar version of the HSBC UK third party access scam email, drop the details in a comment and we’ll feature it on the blog, to try and reduce the number of victims this crew of scamming pondlife manage to rip-off.

9 Responses to “HSBC UK Third Party Access Scam”

Lee Says:

I received the same email yesterday and i knew it was fake as i don’t even bank with HSBC, i would say if you have any doubts at all regarding anything emailed from a bank or any organisation that deals with payment or anything to do with your money at all, contact them yourself before you proceed,

Stefan Tomlinson Says:

I also received a “spoof” email from >online@hsbc.co.uk< oms-db04.r1000.mx.aol.com
The worrying thing is,I replied telling them I was passing the details on to the police,a reply came back saying “undelivered” from MAILER-DAEMON but the reply contained a 70kb attachment.So it looks to me like someone in that organisation is as bent as a five pound note too! Forgive me for asking, but why is a five pound note bent? BM

dom d Says:

Never reply to them. Delete immediately.
Oh and its as bent as 10 bob note - cause they don’t exist!

Jonathan Daniels Says:

I received an email on 25/01/12, from … “HSBC Bank, UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR THE COORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIR, TELL:+44-701-4244928, for delivery via ups courier service. Payment purportedly arranged through HSBC Bank ATM Card Payment Center, via a Certified Bank Draft, issued by the UN Promo, for $315,810.00 USD. The Card Number is 5301236451206***. This was sent by a Dr.Frederick O’Brien. The email contact address is: remittance@hsbcbankonline.in. This was sent to … undisclosed-recipients. As you do not seem to have an email address, other than this contact, I know that this is a scam. I felt that you had to know. I was hoping to pdf this email received, to you. Can you, with this information, trap these people, via Interpol? My father-in-law was caught by a diifferent scam. Therefore, I hope that these people, at least, can be caught. I strongly dislike these people. Whilst I appreciate you sending the card number, there is nothing I can do about this from this end and I can’t print the full card number on my blog, as I have no direct knowledge that this card was used in a scam. I believe you, but printing it, isn’t csomething I can do. Interpol would need evidence, so the only person that can contact them is you. Contact your local police first and they will take it from there. Thanks :) BM

Lisa Kent Says:

I’ve received this one a number of times….
This e-mail has been sent by HSBC UK (June 23th, 2012).

This e-mail has been sent to inform you that your account will be deactivated within the next 24 hours due to several unsuccessful login attemps on your account.
To prevent this to happen please login securely to our activation link below:

hsbc.co.uk/1/2/!ut/p/kcxml/04_Sj9SPykssy0xPLMnMz0vM0Y_QjzKLt4=ENGLISH=lisastylianou@hotmail.co.uk

If you have already confirmed your information then please disregard this message.

Regards,
HSBC Group.

© HSBC Bank plc 2012

I don’t even bank with HSBC so it’s obvious it’s a phishing scam!

Deb Says:

Looks like the scammers are out again …. Just received an email (from HSBC UK - Yeh right)

Dear ,

This e-mail has been sent to you by HSBC United Kingdom to inform you that your account will be deactivated within the next 24 hours due to several unsuccessful login attemps on it.

To prevent this to happen please login securely to our activation link below:

hsbc.co.uk/1/2/!ut/p/kcxml/04_@hotmail.co.uk.do

If you have already confirmed your information then please disregard this message.

Regards,
HSBC UK member services .

Steve Says:

An email purporting tp be from no_reply@ hsbc.co.uk says
“Dear Customer,

This is to update you about a new change in our service that needs to be updated immediately. Please kindly download the attach file and fill in the information to ensure you get the best of our service and to protect you from any theft.

HSBC Personal Internet Banking has been receiving complaints from our customers for unauthorised use of the HSBC Personal Internet Banking accounts. As a result we are carrying out a planned software upgrade.

This update will always occur periodically to ensure adequate service.
We sincerely apologize for the inconveniences.

Please download the attached file to continue with the validation process.

Security SafeGuard.

Thank you for banking with HSBC Holdings PLC. ”

Curious as to how the from email seems to look like its from hsbc.. That’s an easy thing to do BM

elsaye elharegy Says:

are this true or scam. Yes, it’s a scam.
The world’s local bank
Tel : +44 7031 74 6664
Fax : +44 8704 71 9177
Add : #78 ST. James Str., London SWIA 1JB, United Kingdom.

Attn: Elsayed Abdou Aly Elharegy

We advise you to come down to our office here in london and pay the vat fee directly to the inland revenue office if you and your so-called bank think this is a scam.

Thanks

We Remain
HSBC Bank,

Mr. Mike Clark
Head of internal Operations

Mr. Williams Adam
Director: Foreign Remittance Department

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HSBC Bank of London plc Registered in England and Wales. Registered: Company Register SAVE PAPER - THINK BEFORE YOU PRINT! This E-mail is confidential.
It may also be legally privileged. If you are not the addressee you may not copy, forward, disclose or use any part of it.
If you have received this message in error, please delete it and all copies from your system and notify the sender immediately by return E-mail. Internet communications cannot be guaranteed to be timely secure, error or virus-free. The sender does not accept liability for any errors or commissions
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elsaye elharegy Says:

HSBC BANK
إلى:
elxxxxxxx@ yahoo.com
تم تحديد الرسالة بعلامة النجمة الإثنين 3 ديسمبر، 2012‏ 11:38 ص
The world’s local bank
Tel : +44 7031 74 6664
Fax : +44 8704 71 9177
Add : #78 ST. James Str., London SWIA 1JB, United Kingdom.

Attn: Elsayed Abdou Aly Elharegy

Attached is our acknowledgement slip, send the required vat fee urgently so we would submit to the Inland Revenue and transfer the £1,000,000 to your account after which we send transfer slip to you.

Thanks

We Remain
HSBC Bank,

Mr. Mike Clark
Head of internal Operations

Mr. Williams Adam
Director: Foreign Remittance Department

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HSBC Bank of London plc Registered in England and Wales. Registered: Company Register SAVE PAPER - THINK BEFORE YOU PRINT! This E-mail is confidential.
It may also be legally privileged. If you are not the addressee you may not copy, forward, disclose or use any part of it.
If you have received this message in error, please delete it and all copies from your system and notify the sender immediately by return E-mail. Internet communications cannot be guaranteed to be timely secure, error or virus-free. The sender does not accept liability for any errors or commissions
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