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TCF Bank Phishing attempt

by roddy32 / December 16, 2004 9:21 PM PST

I have received two of these already today so I'm sure there are others that are getting them. Please to NOT fall for them, just delete them. The subject line reads "Important Online Banking Alert". There are a number of "HTML" logos I would assume. I'm getting Red X's because I am NOT allowing the "HTML to load. This is the body of the e-mail.

"Dear valued TCF Bank member,

Due to concerns, for the safety and integrity of the online banking community we have issued the following warning message.

It has come to our attention that your account information needs to be confirmed due to inactive customers, fraud and spoof reports.
If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and renew your records you will not run into any future problems with the online service.
However, failure to confirm your records may result in your account suspension.

Once you have confirmed your account records your internet banking service will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.

To confirm your bank account records please click here.

Thank you for your time,
TCF Bank Billing Department."

This is a Phishing attempt and is NOT from the real bank.

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 17, 2004 7:54 AM PST

I would like to hang these people!

A strong reaction I know, but for some reason I find it worse than any other type of malware, virus, etc.


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speak of the devil...
by sfpdiaspora / December 17, 2004 9:47 AM PST

I just posted something in another topic about some anti-phishing software. I also got the TCF Bank report and this blocked it (it blocks the website). I believe the site was hosted in China.


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Hi Mike
by roddy32 / December 17, 2004 10:06 AM PST
In reply to: speak of the devil...

I saw that post, BTW I just got another one of the TCF ones myself. Yes, I'm glad to see they are coming out with software for that. I have not had a chance to try it yet because it is all fairly new. I had not heard of the one you mentioned but I have heard of Spoofstick and another one by another reputable company but the name escapes me at the moment.

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Roddy:re Philishing
by phil66 / December 17, 2004 11:44 AM PST
In reply to: Hi Mike

I also recieved two today (1) from TCF and the other from Wamu state bank. They are becoming much more frequent.
How and where can we get more info on the program Fraudeliminator. Did google and news released but cannot find experts comments on this program.

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Hi Ray
by roddy32 / December 17, 2004 11:51 AM PST
In reply to: Roddy:re Philishing

I think this newest tatic is too new to really have very many experts on the subject but it won't take long. I did some googling too and found a little but of discussion but all the much yet. We will post anything that we find out though and I believe you check in here often enough that you should see it when we do. There are others in here that may know more about this already so we will have to wait and see what develops.

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PhishGuard - Neighborwatch for Internet
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 17, 2004 12:14 PM PST
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THAT is the other one that
by roddy32 / December 17, 2004 12:21 PM PST

I had heard of but couldn't remember the name of.

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Phishing, Fraud and Dastardly Deeds
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 17, 2004 12:25 PM PST
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Thanks Marianna, I put that
by roddy32 / December 17, 2004 12:31 PM PST

in favorites and will refer people to it now when they ask about it. It seems to be getting worse every day like everything else.

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Roddy, You Are Welcome :)
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 17, 2004 2:07 PM PST


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