The following isn’t the best scam email I have seen, but I am sure that there will be many who will fall prey to it. Don’t you be one of them.
Dear TD Banknorth Treasury Management customer,
Security and confidentiality are at the heart of the TD Banknorth. Your details (and your money) is protected by a number of technologies, including Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption.
We would like to notify you that TD Banknorth Commercial carries out customer details confirmation procedure that is compulsory for all TD Banknorth Commercial customers. This procedure is attributed to a routine banking software update.
Please login to TD Banknorth Treasury Management using the link below and follow the instructions on the screen.
TD Banknorth Commercial Customer Service
Naturally, not being a customer, I knew straight away that this email was bogus, but there are other obvious indicators that point to it being a scam, the most obvious being the actual address as they have added a ww4 in front of the domain name. The other thing is that most reputable firms are more formal and the mail would be directed to the person and not to “Dear TD Banknorth Treasury Management customer”. To get right to the point the email is pure scam and should be deleted.
After actually clicking on the link in the mail my Firefox browser came up with an instant warning saying that the website was a forgery and giving me the option to be escorted safely away. You just have to love Firefox.