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Attention from TCF!
19th December 2004

please forward any scams you've received to

Report Summary
Date Reported
19th December 2004
Apparent Sender
TCF Bank
Return Address
Attention from TCF!

Spoof email links to a spoof webpage where victim is prompted to enter their details believing the site is genuine. Details are then forwarded to a local script and captured.

Bogus Web Content?
URL of web content


1. Email claims to be from TCF asking you to confirm your account data by clicking on the link. You will be taken to a spoof login page where your details will be captured by the phishers.

2. TCF never send users emails requesting details in this way.

3. Website traced to Milton, Australia.

4. Email is all text - not very professional...

5. URL disguised by line of text: " Click on this reference please. "

6. Spoof webpage loads a popup requesting you to enter your details. It prefills this with your email address to make it seem genuine. Do not be fooled!

7. Another variation on a scam reported 2 days ago.


"Dear valued TCF client, We are glad to inform you, that our bank is switching to new transactions security standards."

If you have received this email, please remember that it is very common for these email scams to be redistributed at a later date with only slightly different content or the same but with the fake page(s) hosted by a different provider. Also, once you have received one of these hoaxes, it is also common place to receive at least another one and usually a day or two after the first, although not necessarily from the same apparent sender.


The Spoof Email ...

Dear TCF Bank client,
TCF is committed to protecting the security of our clients' personal information, including when it is transmitted online.
TCF security systems require that your ATM card is compatible with our new standards.
Both software and hardware will be updated.

Click on this reference please.

This security upgrade will be effective immediately and requires our customers to update their ATM card information.
Thanks for assistance.

TCF Security Dept.

The Spoof Website ...

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