Scams and Frauds

HSBC takes fraud & other financial crimes very seriously. Even though we have market-leading fraud detection systems, we want you to be aware of the different ways criminals may try to scam you and your business.

Some of the most common scams and frauds we see are listed below.

Authorised Push Payments

Authorised Push Payment Scams are where the victim has been tricked into authorising a fraudulent payment themselves.
HSBC UK Business Banking Authorised Push Payment Scams
HSBC UK Fraud Remote Access Takeover

Remote Access Takeover

In some cases, fraudsters may try to convince you to give them remote access to your computer and your online banking.

This is known as remote access takeover. Learn more about how this happens and how you can protect yourself from this type of scam

Other Common Fraud Types

Useful resources

Take 5 – Stop, Challenge and Protect

NCSC – National Cyber Security Centre advice and guidance on a range of cyber topics

Action Fraud – Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cybercrime.

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