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[Important] You have urgent Security alert !



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Date Reported: 31st January 2011 Whats this? Risk Level: MEDIUM Whats this?
Email Subject:
 [Important] You have urgent Security alert !
Apparent Sender:
 HSBC Whats this?
Return Address: Whats this?
Email Format:  HTML Whats this?
URL of Web Content:
  Whats this?
Anchor text of URLs:
 1) X-AUTH-Result: NONE X-Message-Info:
78krNC9wsW5tvffL8Received: from ([]) by with Microsoft
SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.4675); Sun, 23 Jan 2011
15:34:31 -0800 Received: from localhost
( []) by (crea) with ESMTP id
3D886D238A9D; Sun, 23 Jan 2011 17:19:24
-0600 (CST) X-Virus-Scanned: amavisd-new at Received: from ([]) by localhost
( []) (amavisd-new,
port 10024) with ESMTP id O8mQQumR-Fq7; Sun,
23 Jan 2011 17:19:24 -0600 (CST) Received:
from User (unknown []) by (crea) with ESMTPA id
E800ED238A9F; Sun, 23 Jan 2011 17:19:18
-0600 (CST) From: "HSBC Online
Banking" Subject: [Important] You have urgent
Security alert ! Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2011
15:30:57 -0800 MIME-Version:
1.0 Content-Type:
text/html; charset="Windows-1251" Content-Tr
ansfer-Encoding: 7bit X-Mailer: Microsoft
Outlook Express 6.00.2600.0000 Message-Id:
.sv> To:
undisclosed-recipients:; Return-Path: X-OriginalArrivalT
ime: 23 Jan 2011 23:34:31.0231 (UTC)
FILETIME=[157D5CF0:01CBBB56] Dear Custo
mer, We noticed that you need to update
your HSBC
Online Account Please upgrade
immediately by  clicking on this
link below: Secure Your access Whats this?
 Location not available Whats this?
Scam number:
  • Email asks you to confirm/update/verify your account data at HSBC by visiting the given link. You will be taken to a spoof website where your details will be captured for the phishers.

  • HSBC never send their users emails requesting personal details in this way.

  • The spoof website this email links to was not online at time of this report, but variations of the scam which link to working websites are bound to exist, so be wary! The website may have been taken down or disabled by the hosts, but quite often these websites are hosted on the personal computer of the phishers, so may only be online at certain times.


Dear Customer,

We noticed that you need to update your
HSBC Online Account
Please upgrade immediately by clicking on
this link below:

Secure Your access

Thank you for your prompt attention to this

HSBC Bank plc.

Information on protecting yourself from
fraud, please review the Security Tips in our
Security Center

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