HSBC scam alert: Convincing fraud message circulating – how to check if you are a victim

Worryingly, many members of the public have reported receiving text messages, which fraudulently claim to be from the well-known high-street bank.

A number have posted screenshots of the suspicious message on Twitter, to alert both the bank and others who could potentially fall victim.

One of the messages being reported reads: “HSBC: A New Payee request was created from an unrecognised device. Authorise or Cancel this request via:”

Another read: “HSBC: A new device attempted to set up a new payee W MORGAN on 20/11/20. If this was NOT you, please visit: secure”

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