A lot of people access their account through online banking applications, but most people still have a back foot with this kind of procedure because of the countless ways they get hit on the net. HSBC offers platforms for access to the account through internet, mobile application and, also, you can also check the balance and authorize some transactions over the phone. In all of them, there are checks to ensure that your access will be secure.
- URL: http://www.hsbc.com/
- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HSBC
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HSBC
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/HSBC
- Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hsbc
- To login click on the black area.
- Select your type option (Personal, Business, Corporate or Private) and location
- Click on accept
- In the next screen on the top right side click on Logon and put your user id and password. If you are a new customer click on Register Option.
For customers who access their account through the computer, it is necessary to recognize a digital seal. That is a figure formed by five elements, each customer having a unique seal.
Also, to access your account through internet, you also need to use the encrypted keyboard available on the website where each character is related to a digit of your password. This way, even if the character used is identified, it is not possible to find out what the password is.
Know the main scams applied
Most of the scams applied on the internet are through emails and are often easy to identify.
If you receive a dubious promotion, try to take a look at the sender and also check if the texts and images are of poor quality and resolution as this is a sign of fraud. Check below the main strokes applied.
- Program installation: Do not believe in any email that asks you to install some kind of program to use it. And if you have any questions, please contact the bank directly and confirm the information.
- Cash prizes: It is also common to receive emails offering cash prizes. In this case, the user is usually invited to click on a link to receive the prize and with that, is downloading viruses on your computer. If you have any questions, please contact the bank directly and ask for more information.
- Changes to the bank's website: If you receive an e-mail informing changes in the procedures of the bank's website, especially if you are asked for any personal data of yours, distrust. Usually, these emails are accompanied by links that install programs and steal your personal information.
- Keep your computer's antivirus software up-to-date:
Antivirus programmers are looking to keep up with all the new threats, so the software always needs updates to keep you safe. By leaving your antivirus outdated, you increase the risk of an attack.
- Do not access the bank in LAN houses or using computers and shared networks:
As you do not know who used this equipment before you, you cannot trust that it was not a hacker or someone careless that left a virus to access the computer. Also, by using a public WiFi network, such as at airports and malls, you can collect the data you type. That is why it is important to be very careful.
- Notice if the page address changes to https: // when you are going to type your account:
This means that your information you make available there is being protected. Sometimes a padlock appears next to the link that was typed, and it is a security certificate.