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HSBC Text Message Scam: How It Works

Watch out for a new HSBC scam text message going around. Whether it’s about authorised payments, new payee addition, or an unrecognized device, an avalanche of HSBC scams texts has hit the United Kingdom.  Let’s take a look at them and show you how these phishing scams work, how to avoid them, and how to report them.

There are four types of fake HSBC text messages that UK citizens have been receiving this week. Feel free to contribute with your experience at the end of the article, in the comments section. List the phone numbers, too. Let’s dive in.

HSBC new payee scam

1.HSBC New Payee

The bogus HSBC could look in a couple of ways. The content of the message varies, but essentially it looks like this: “HSBC Security: Payment detected to a new payee. Wan NOT you? Act immediately via”.
In a different variation, the text looks like this: “HSBC: A new payee addition was attempted from a new device. If this was not you, please visit:”.
The phone numbers that scammers use for sending these fraudulent messages are 07961 413172 and 07508 512464.

HSBC text message payee

2. HSBC Authorised Payment

The content of the message looks like this: “HSBC: You have authorised a payment of £240.00 to Mrs. K Adams. If this wasn’t you, please cancel via”.
The phone number that was listed on this notification is 07956 594768.

HSBC authorised payment

3.Unrecognized Device

Like the previous examples, this goes along the same lines, with a different twist: “HSBC: A new payee request was created from an unrecognised device. You can authorize or cancel requests via”.
Here is the phone number perpetrating this scam: 07961 413172.

HSBC unrecognized device

4. HSBC Account Temporarily Restricted

This text message states, “Deal HSBC customer. Your account has been temporarily restricted. To keep your account secure, please follow”
The phone numbers used are 7568 232364 and 07708317268.

As you can notice, all these fraudulent messages look similar and are probably send from the same scammer. If you will, it’s an A-B testing to see which one makes more victims.

HSBC authorised payment

Once people click on those links, they redirect to a page that looks like the official HSBC website. It is not, so do not proceed with anything. The fake page requests that you input your login credentials, including the account number and password. From there, as you can imagine, criminals empty your savings. It is one of the typical phone scams that have been going around in the United Kingdom and worldwide.

Some examples include Chase Alert Text Message, CIBC email, or the fake Bank of Ireland Text Message.

Delete the message and report it. See how below.

HSBC Text Scam: How To Report

Warn your friends about the HSBC Text Message Scam by sharing this article using the buttons provided. If you wonder how to report phone scams, you can also officially do it to the Action Fraud UK and the Federal Trade Commission using the links below:

Report to Action Fraud UK

Report To The FTC Here

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My SMS was today received from tel. no. 07392 595260 and it was worded:
HSBC: Payment request was made from an unrecognised device. If this was NOT you, please visit:
I don’t even have an account at HSBC. :o)


I received an sms scam text this morning saying:
Dear HSBC Customer. We have detected a new device on your account. To keep your account secure please follow
Please people IGNORE & just Delete these texts


I have just received one of these Scam sms text messages from +447544035339 as follows:
Dear HSBC Customer. We have detected a new device on your account. To keep your account secure please follow
Deleted & blocked. Problem is that scams like these spoof many telephone numbers!!

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