Your account was accesed by a third part

Clearly spelling wasn’t high on this scammer’s list of achievements at school.  I’m told that my account was “accesed”  and that they might “temporaly” suspend my account.  Ah – the power of the mind!!  This idiot then finishes by telling me that they “recommend to verefy (sic) your account”.  Clearly this scammer has:

a) copied the text of their scam from somewhere else – probably somewhere that was exposing an original scam and pointing out the spelling mistakes.  And

b) absolutely no idea what (sic) means!!

NEVER click on a link in a bank email – even if it does seem to come from your own bank.  ALWAYS enter the address of your bank website directly into your browser.  This clown is after your credit card details.

Dear Customer,

We detected irregular activity on your HSBC
Internet banking account on 02/11/2010.

For your protection, you must verify this
activity before you can continue using your
account.

Please download the document attached to this
email to review your account activity.

We will review the activity on your account
with you and upon verification,

and we will remove any restrictions placed on
your account.

If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choise
but to temporaly suspend your account.

We ask that you allow at least 72 hours for the case to be
investigated and we strongly recommend to verefy (sic) your
account in that time.

Best Regards,
Colette Nugent
Head of Customer Communications

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