Another email scam - banks never contact you by email to advise you of a change in their service,

Crime 100By Staff

August 7th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

They are like mosquitoes, pesky, annoying and if you don’t swat them away they can hurt you, and if they are carriers of West Nile disease – they could be life threatening.

That’s what email scams are like – they pop up regularly and they can really hurt you.

We received this one earlier today:

The registration codes for publisher@bgzt.ca were successfully re-issued.

A PDF document is attached containing instructions for the Digital Certificate registration.

You must open the PDF document to view the Authorization Code for the Digital Certificate registration. The authorization code will be added to the client user details screen for later reference.

Registration codes expire in 2 days. Please ensure the user registers within this period.

TD Canada Trust / Web Busines Banking

For anyone who happens to be a TD Canada Trust customer – they might click on the document.  That would probably infect their computer and do significant damage to their bank balance.

If in doubt about anything that arrives in your email – don’t touch it.  Delete it and move on.

Spelling mistakes are always an indication that the email is phony.

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1 comment to Another email scam – banks never contact you by email to advise you of a change in their service,

  • Philip Waggett

    Since these types of scams are very common and well known, I believe governments should start to make the email provider legally liable for transmitting them. Despite reporting them as scams, clearly suspected by the email provider as a result of them appearing in my junk mail file, they continue to be sent. WHY????

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