Fraudulent correspondence bearing the FDIC's name are currently being cirulating via e-mail on the Internet. These E-mails fraudulently claim to be from the FDIC and are attempting to trick recipients into installing unknown software on their personal computers. These e-mails falsely indicate that recipients should download and open a "personal FDIC insurance file" to check their deposit insurance coverage. The "insurance file" may actually be a form of spyware or malicious code and may collect personal or confidential information. This correspondence is being used in illegal schemes to collect sensitive personal information, such as bank account numbers, and to steal money and other assets. Remember, HSBC will not send or request sensitive bank or account information through email.
HSBC will only communicate account information through the secure BankMail feature of Personal Internet Banking, which you initiate. If you receive suspicious e-mail, do not input any information. Rather, contact us immediately at 1-800-975-HSBC (1-800-975-4722).