FRAUD ALERT: Bogus authentication email from “TD Commercial”

A bogus banking authentication email purportedly from "TD Commercial” that features a virus-laden PDF attachment has recently been circulating – example here:

From: "TD Business Banking"<admin @ tdcanada. com>
Date: May 9, 2017 at 2:27:39 PM EDT
Subject: ATTN: TD Commercial Banking 2017 User Agreement Documentation
Reply-To: admin @ tdcanada. com

To whom it may concern: Web Business Banking Clients

As a new measure of security, you must synchronize your authentication device before it expires. To prevent transaction delays or possible late and cancelled payments please refer to the attached PDF document attached to this email for more details. 

Thank you for your cooperation and have a nice day! 

[Cash Management Services]

[Web Business Banking Support]

If the PDF attachment is opened and the user does not have anti-virus software or firewall programs on their computer, their system will be infected. As always, links and attachments in unsolicited or unanticipated emails should not be accessed unless the sender can be positively verified, as they may contain viruses.

For tips to avoid being victimized, visit the Fraud section on, and to report or seek advice on dealing with fraud and scam attempts, contact Cynthia Nield at or 902 423 1300, x346.