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Fake TD texts try to nab your banking credentials – 12/15/21

 

Look at what showed up on the phone of an MRU community member.

 

 

The links in this text do not go to the TD Canada Trust website.  The person who received this text does not bank with TD so they knew it was a fake alert right away. However, if you do bank with them and receive this text, the odds are pretty good you will click. The whole alert received thing tends to make people panic. When they panic, they react. Rational thought never has a chance to kick in.

We don’t know for sure what will happen if you click one of the links. However, as it tells you to login, the odds are good that you will be directed to a fake TD login page. When you enter your username and password, the criminals will likely record and store your credentials to either use themselves or sell on the dark web.  Either way, they can drain your bank accounts.

This is a reminder that if you receive an email or text from your bank, count to 10. Then call them directly using a phone number that you know is legitimate to ask them if there is a problem with your account. Resist the urge to click, no matter how great it is.  Salvation is only a phone call away.

 

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