This little gem was left by the scammer as a comment on this site. It simply said:
Contact this bank now with your evidence of being scammed and claim your scam compensation http://www.hsb-ionline.com/uk
Notice the web address – hsb-ionline. When you go to that website it is a copy of the HSBC bank website. At first sight it’s quite convincing – until you try clicking on most of the internal links, when you will find that the pages don’t exist.
Not sure how the scammer thought I could “contact this bank” as they’ve forgotten to put their fake contact details on the site.
Also, strangely for a scammer, if you click to login to internet banking nothing happens. You aren’t taken to a fake login page and asked for your login details and bank details – at least not yet. This site is new (registered around 3 weeks ago).
This is a timely reminder to NEVER click on a link to a bank website if it is given in an email. Even if you think the link is legitimate. ALWAYS enter the address of your bank’s website directly in to your browser.