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 [firstname.lastname@example.org] (Yep, Capitalisation issues as well!)
Attachment: Verify.html (26KB)
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!)
Head of Customer Communications
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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.