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During our regularly scheduled account maintenance and verification
procedures, our records show your HSBC Bank plc account has been inactive for some days.
Once you log in, you will be provided with steps to restore your account access.
We thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
Please understand that this is a security measure intended to help protect you and your account.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
© HSBC Bank plc 2012
Some days? How much is some days. If banks worked like this, there would have been big problems because many accounts, especially the accounts of normal working people who only earn a monthly salary, do not have any activity for weeks.
LOL! Bellow. So the link will make a painful sound when you click on it. The only sound you will hear if you click on this link, is the sound of your head banging the keyboard after you realise you have been very careless by clicking that link.
... which involves entering a truckload of personal information, information that the bank should already have on record, but also information that no bank will ever request from their customers, like the password to your e-mail account. The only thing that these scammers do not request is a DNA sample.
The link in the original e-mail does not take you to hsbc.co.uk, but a clone site, owned or hacked by the scammers, where they obtain your personal information.