An interesting bank scam - sounds professional - phony as a $3 bill.

Crime 100By Staff

June 22, 2017



This scam sounded very professional – almost as if they knew what they were talking about.

Your authentication device synchronization is the process of establishing consistency among data from a slave source to a master data source and vice versa and the continuous harmonization of the data over time.

We periodically update our master DataKey and a resynchronization is always required. In this case all changes to the data are marked with timestamps. Synchronization proceeds by transferring all data with a timestamp later than the previous synchronization.

You will find the instructions to resynchronize your authentication device by downloading the attached file.
IDTHEFT 100X100Failure to synchronize your authentication device by 12:00 A.M. will lead to your device being deactivated. To ensure ongoing service and avoid payments or processing delays please proceed to your device synchronization now.

As part of our ongoing commitment to keeping you informed of matters that may impact you, we wish to inform you that your authentication device synchronization is required for insurance coverage purposes. Please do not delay or any transactions in this time period will not be covered by our insurance.

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TD Commercial Banking

Here was the problem with this one – we don’t bank with Toronto Dominion.  Would a TD customer gt taken in by this?   Some of them might – when they learn what is behind that file they want you to download it will be a sad day.

Banks DO NOT communicate with their customers this way.

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