Saturday, December 30, 2006

Bank scam

1. I do not have an account or dealings with this bank.

2. I would not respond to a threat of suspension of an account via the internet.

3. In the comments are two links, and it appears TD is aware of this problem and has warned the public.

Dear Valued Customer,

Financial institutions around the world have always been subject to attempts by criminals to try and defraud money from them and their customers. These attempts can occur in a number of ways (e.g. credit card fraud, telephone banking or Internet scams).

As a part of our ongoing commitment to provide the "Best Possible" service and Protection to all our Members in the year 2007, we are now requiring each member to validate their accounts using our new secure and safe SSL servers. To validate your online banking account click on Log In To Online Banking.

This Email has being sent to all our Bank customers, and it is compulsory to follow as failure to verify account details will lead to account suspension.

Thank you.
Online Banking Security Team
Canada Trust (EasyWeb) Online

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  2. Wow, that's a prime example of "phishing". I've never seen it myself but have read/heard stories about it.
    No doubt many people will get suckered in by these scams.

  3. Hope you don't mind, but I've added you to my links list.

    Think of it as me trying to get my small group of American friends to realize that there is much more to our world than whatever lies within our own borders - some of which we could actually learn a thing or two from . . . gasp!


  4. Thanks Wade,

    I shall return the favour, and an American at lunch today said the same basic thing as you concerning those national attitudes.

  5. I sent an email to TD containing the fraudulent scam letter, and TD responded by explaining that they are investigating.


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