November 8, 2018
This week TD bank experiences technical issues. People report of delays with direct deposits, TD has "Service Interruption" notice on their Web site.
It appears someone tries to use the situation to steal TD Bank client info. I've got the following email pretending to be from TD Bank:
What makes it stand apart from other scams is that they are using my first and last name after "Hello," instead of generic "Dear client" or similar. A trick to make email more convincing.
Sharing it here to raise awareness: even if email sent to you has your first/last name, that does not necessarily mean it is legit.
In my case, using my correctly spelled fist/last name was one of red flags: when I opened account with TD, my last name was incorrectly spelled. TD uses that incorrect spelling in every legit email I receive from them.
That also tells my info was not lifted from TD database. Judging from first/last name spelling and my email address it were sent to (different from one I gave to TD) - it is highly likely my info was taken from one of social networks people use to submit their resumes and search for jobs.