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Q: hsbc banking online ( Answered,   3 Comments )
Subject: hsbc banking online
Category: Business and Money > Finance
Asked by: fazzina-ga
List Price: $30.00
Posted: 19 Aug 2006 08:27 PDT
Expires: 18 Sep 2006 08:27 PDT
Question ID: 757629
I would like to know if HSBC online bank and investing co. is a scam
Thank you
Gail F Fahy
Subject: Re: hsbc banking online
Answered By: politicalguru-ga on 22 Aug 2006 11:10 PDT
Dear Gail, 

HSBC is one of the world's largest banks, and it has an online option: 


HSBC is certainly not a scam on this site. 

However, without knowing more details about your question, I'd be wary
of getting into this bank from a link sent to you through your email.
Many people receive emails that attempt to deceive them that they have
a problem with their account in a certain bank. These are scam emails
that do not come from the banks, and whose sole purpose is to deceive
you into thinking that it is the bank, therefore giving away some
details of yours (such as secret codes; account numbers, etc.).

HSBC themselves write on their webpage: 

Even as an online bank, HSBC will never send you an email with a link
to follow, but will tell you to enter its webpage, and enter online
banking the way you always do. The scammers might try to send you a
link that looks as if it is an HSBC page (but actually isn't).

You can read their security advices here: 

So, as long as you're being careful, you can use HSBC - it is not a scam. 

I hope this answers your question. Please contact me if you need any
clarification on this answer before you rate it.
Subject: Re: hsbc banking online
From: artqs-ga on 19 Aug 2006 09:22 PDT
Uh, tisme-ga, I think you already did answer the question by mistake.
The website is if fazzina-ga is referring to
Household Bank Credit Cards. Just an FYI on the company, I have a card
with them and they haven't scammed me yet.

Subject: Re: hsbc banking online
From: artqs-ga on 19 Aug 2006 09:24 PDT
And this is their banking site:

 - artqs
Subject: Re: hsbc banking online
From: myoarin-ga on 19 Aug 2006 16:24 PDT
HSBC was once called Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation and is
very reputable. is a subsidiary.
Admittedly, there are big banks with websites that seem to exude more
"big-serious-bank" image, but HSBC is one of the biggest.

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