HSBC Text (SMS) Scam

So, I received an SMS informing me that:

"HSBC: A New Payee request was created from an unrecognised device. You can Authorise or Cancel this request via: ".

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This is a scam. Do not click on the link. If you do, you’ll be taken to a page which will probably look like your bank’s where you’ll be asked to login. When you login, your details will be saved and scammers will be able to access your bank accounts online. In short, it’s called a phishing scam.

These sorts of messages are being sent to loads of people and claiming to originate from many different banks.

Be vigilant!