Published April 9, 2022 at 6:51 pm
A new text scam that’s currently targeting local residents could be trying to steal your banking information.
The scam purports to be from TD Canada Trust, asking you to verify a banking transaction associated with your number.
The message prompts you to reply in order to view the transaction.
It looks like this (recipient’s phone number blacked out):
The message is a scam and residents are advised not to give away any personal information or banking details to unverified people or groups.
TD calls messages like this “smishing” — a combination of “Short Message Service” (i.e. a text message) and the word “phishing”.
The bank says to watch out for messages that may include what looks like a legitimate website address and asks you enter several pieces of your personal financial information, such as your credit/debit card number, CVV code (on the back of your credit…