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Scam Text from HSBC

8BKA
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Scam Text from HSBC

Just had a scam text from HSBC as I don't bank with HSBC

It was very convincing came in as from HSBC not just a number so if anyone did bank with them they may get caught

 

We tried to contact you

regarding your online Banking.Please verify your

account details . http://security-hsbc-verify.giize.com

 

So if you do bank with HSBC be aware

 

Brian A

 

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Baldrick1
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Re: Scam Text from HSBC

@8BKA 

If you put your email address in here you can probably confirm that the bad guys have got your email address and possibly the source of the leak. https://haveibeenpwned.com/   I would change my email address, I know it’s a pain but it also clears out the regular dross from organisations that you no longer deal with.

Champnet
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Re: Scam Text from HSBC


@8BKA wrote:

Please verify your account details . http://security-hsbc-verify.giize.com

 


The domain name is glize.com , an advertising agency. I doubt if there's a connection with HSBC...

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jab1
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Re: Scam Text from HSBC


@Baldrick1 wrote:

@8BKA 

If you put your email address in here you can probably confirm that the bad guys have got your email address and possibly the source of the leak. https://haveibeenpwned.com/   I would change my email address, I know it’s a pain but it also clears out the regular dross from organisations that you no longer deal with.


@Baldrick1 I don't think that will be of much help, to be honest. This sounds more like the bad guys are finding the email or landline call options they usually use are being sussed by too many people, so now they use the same 'scatter-gun' technique via text. Only problem with that is that no  bank would ask you to click a link in a text, in fact I think they explicitly advise against it.

John
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Re: Scam Text from HSBC

It intrigues me as to how someone can create a sub-domain on a domain without the owners knowing.......

Baldrick1
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Re: Scam Text from HSBC

@jab1 

Whoops! My mistake. You are quite right. I did not read the post correctly. I had not noticed that this was a text, not email message.

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Re: Scam Text from HSBC


@Champnet wrote:

It intrigues me as to how someone can create a sub-domain on a domain without the owners knowing.......


Bad management/lax security?

John
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Re: Scam Text from HSBC


@Champnet wrote:

@8BKA wrote:

Please verify your account details . http://security-hsbc-verify.giize.com

 


The domain name is glize.com , an advertising agency. I doubt if there's a connection with HSBC...


 


@Champnet wrote:

It intrigues me as to how someone can create a sub-domain on a domain without the owners knowing.......


@Champnet 

They didn't ... take a closer look ...

http://security-hsbc-verify.giize.com

glize.com

 

😉

 

 

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Re: Scam Text from HSBC

Thanks @RobPN  i read ii as li....