IB Locked - HSBC Phishing Scam
This is just a quick one - I received a phishing spam email this morning telling me my HSBC IB account was locked. It’s a poorly crafted piece of scam spam, but there will be some people that are unsure. The Internet Banking Locked scam notice reads:
Subject: IB Locked
From: H-S-B-C [notice@ hsbcarena.com]
Attachment: Confirm my Identity Form # 0049200102.htm
Your IB access has been locked (multiple failed log-in attempts).
To unlock your IB, please complete the attached document.
For any inquiries, contact Customer Service.
Please do not reply to this message.
As I said previously, the IB Locked scam email is poorly crafted and seems to me to obviously be a scam, but if writing this article stops even one person from giving away their account access details to these conning spamtwats, it has done its job!
If you receive a similar HSBC spam email, leave a comment - particularly if it varies in content from the above. Thanks,