A reader forwarded me this scam and commented on how authentic it looks.  The logos attached to it didn’t forward properly, so I can’t reproduce them.  It’s an obvious scam – I don’t suppose you have actually won money in the Swiss Lotto.  If you had, you wouldn’t get a daft email from a bank telling you about non-compliance.

Just delete the email and don’t reply – this isn’t from HSBC, it’s from a scammer who wants to take money from you.

ATTN:My Reader’s Name

We Have Been Authorised by SWISS LOTTO UK to Suspend Transfer of SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND POUNDS STERLING (£750,000 GBP) Due to Non Compliance with UK Financial Policies and Requirements.

HSBC UK Strive to Ensure the Integrity of Our Name as well as the Safety of Our Clients in Having a Secure Banking Service Having Satisfied All Government Regulations

To Uplift This Suspension Please Contact Your Fiduciary Agent .

Swiss Lotto Transfer Desk

Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.
For assistance, log in to your HSBC Online Bank account and choose the “Help” link on any page.

HSBC Email ID # 1009