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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 13:57

[Scam Alert] Phishing Emails Alledgedly From HSBC

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A new round of emails allegedly from HSBC are doing the rounds, with links going to hsbc-verify.(tld)

We have received a phishing email that reads as follows:

HSBC Safeguard
 
 
Action Required
 
HSBC Safeguard is a collection of measures taken to safeguard your hard-earned savings and savings from online and financial fraud. To accomplish this, we need to ensure that the record we have about you is correct and up to date.

We'll use this information to protect you, and ourselves, from financial crime. We take our obligation to protect your data very seriously. All the information you provide will be subject to HSBC Group's data and security standards to ensure its protection.

Please click on "Update" button below to start your updating procedure.

Update

Please note, your online and card services will remain blocked until you complete the process.

Thank you,
HSBC

 

The update link takes you to hsbc-verify.org.uk, which is a bogus link.  This has been reported and it looks like the following domains also exist:

hsbc-verify.online
hsbc-verify.com
hsbc-verify.org
hsbc-verify.co
hsbc-verify.net
hsbc-verify.me.uk

None of these are registered to HSBC and should be considered dangerous.

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