The email message below: "HSBC Safeguard action required," is a fake and phishing email message sent by cyber-criminals to trick the recipients into clicking on a phishing link within it. The link in the fake email message goes to a fake HSBC website created by cyber-criminals, to steal their potential victims' information, by tricking them into signing in with their user name and password, and submitting their personal and financial information. Once the cyber-criminals have received their victims' information, they will use the same information to hijack their accounts and steal their money.
Victims of the phishing scam are asked to contact HSBC Bank immediately.
The Phishing HSBC Bank Email Message
From: HSBC UK <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: 11 June 2016 15:19
Subject: HSBC Safeguard action required
In a world that's more connected than ever, there's an even greater need for security. HSBC Safeguard is a series of initiatives that safeguard your hard-earned money and savings from financial crime and fraud.to do this we need to ensure the information we have about you is correct. We have temporarily disabled your online and physical services until you complete your HSBC Safeguard response.
Please click on "Respond now" button below to respond to your HSBC Safeguard action by validating your account details and get your account restored.
Note: Any account left unverified for 48hours will be termed suspicious and can lead to permanent account suspension.
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