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: https://security.hsbc.requests-authenticate.com/hsbc/.”
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 key-device-protection.com.”
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