This evening someone has written to me from the Netherlands to tell me there are concerns for the safety and integrity of "the" HSBC account. All I have to do is give the scammer my account details and those concerns will turn to reality.
If you'd prefer to have a laugh at the expense of the bank phishers, grab yourself a copy of "I'm Banking on it".
Dear valued HSBC® member:
Due to concerns, for the safety and integrity of the HSBCaccount we have issued this warning message.
However, failure to update your records will result in account suspension. Please update your records on or before December 20th, 2008.
Once you have updated your account records your HSBC accountservice will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.
To update your HSBC® records click on the following link: http://www.hsbc.co.uk/
Thank You.HSBC® UPDATE TEAM