'Hang up the phone!' HSBC issues stark warning as scammers target you and your money

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Bank scams are commonplace in this day and age, and fraudsters will try a variety of tactics in an attempt to get money out of unsuspecting victims.

HSBC issued a warning for its customers regarding potential phone scams which could be taking place.

The bank posted on Twitter to alert Britons to the scams.

HSBC UK tweeted: “Anyone can call you pretending to be from a bank or a trusted service.

“If a caller asks you to transfer any of your money to a ‘safe account’ hang up the phone. It’s a scam.”

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They added that if in doubt, people should check with a friend or family member before taking action.

People can report a scam to HSBC by calling their customer helpline on 03457 404 404.

If they are abroad, the number is +44 1226 261 010.

Premier customers can call on: 03457 707 070.



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