New HSBC scam…

The email below speaks for itself – and is probably a phishing scam.

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Phishing – old scam, new twist…

Here’s a new twist on the old “update your bank details online” phishing scam. As you can see, none of the links go to HSBC, and the FSA link is fake too. Be warned!

The links have been left so that you can see them for what they are. DO NOT CLICK THEM. If you’re dumb enough to do that, you deserve all you get!

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Dear HSBC Customer:

HSBC Group plc always looks forward for the high security of our

clients. Some customers have been receiving an email claiming to be

from HSBC Group plc advising them to follow a link to what appear

to be a HSBC web site, where they are prompted to enter

their personal Online Banking details. HSBC Group is in no

way involved with this email and the web site does not belong to us.

HSBC Group plc is proud to announce about their new updated secure system.

We updated our new SSL servers to give our customers a better, fast

and secure online banking service.

Due to the recent update of the servers, you are requested to please

update your account info at the following step below:

Thank You

Click here to update and verify your online Billing [this links to http://www.uarmperu.org/_vti_bin/_vti_adm/business/1/2/personal/internet-banking/index.htm ]

Regards

Accounting Desk

HSBC Bank plc are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority and signatories to the Banking Codes.

FSA authorisation can be checked on the FSA’s Register at: www.fsa.gov.uk/register [this links to http://www.uarmperu.org/_vti_bin/_vti_adm/business/1/2/personal/internet-banking/index.htm ].

HSBC Bank plc and members of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme and the Financial Ombudsman Service.

HSBC Group plc.

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As everyone should surely know by now, no bank will ever ask you to update your details in this way but, sadly, many people do still get sucked in. Don’t be one of them.