HSBC Reports an SMS Phishing Scam Targeting the UK Victims

SMS Phishing Scam

People in the UK are facing attacks from a new phishing scam designed to trap victims into sharing their HSBC bank account.

The scam, discovered by Griffin Law, starts with a bogus text message claiming to be from the banking giant informing the receiver about a new payment made through their HSBC app on their phone.

The user is then lead to the site “” to validate and confirm their bank account, before getting directed to the fake landing page, which asks for their credentials, followed by a series of verification steps.

The fraudulent site uses official HSBC branding, then probes people for specific account details and personal data.

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