5 May 2014

HSBC Hong Kong warns customers against phishing emails

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) has alerted its Hong Kong customers that it has no connection to phishing e-mails which link to fraudulent HSBC websites. The websites feature links such as http://mercipapa.com.br/files/.files/HK/ and http://www.birth.hk/bb3/ol.php.

Source: HSBC. Sample phishing email.

"HSBC would like to remind its customers that the Bank's internet banking site does not carry a web page such as the one hyperlinked in the fraudulent e-mails, and has not sent these e-mails to its customers," the bank said in a statement on its website. "The bank has no connection with the fraudulent sites involved."
Source: HSBC. Another sample phishing email.

HSBC asked customers to type in the website address directly into the address bar of their browsers, and asked customers who suspect that they have been duped to call the HSBC customer service hotline at +852 2748 8288 for business
Internet banking users or +852 2233 3000 for personal Internet banking customers.