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Wilmington Trust has introduced an added layer of security to the wilmingtontrust.com website to help prevent phishing attacks, which involve fake websites designed to steal your personal information. Wilmington Trust currently employs several methods of ensuring the safety and security of your accounts and personal information, but most are not visible to users. With this latest security measure, Wilmington Trust is providing a visual cue to assure you that you are using the authentic wilmingtontrust.com site.
This new security measure, pictured below, will visually assure clients using Microsoft® Internet Explorer 7.0 and Firefox 3 browsers that they are within the legitimate wilmingtontrust.com website by displaying a green bar in the browser with the correct wilmingtontrust.com URL. The green bar where www.wilmingtontrust.com appears indicates that the site has passed additional authenticity validation and is the genuine Wilmington Trust website. If the website that you are on is identified as a known phishing site, or has another validation error, the address bar where the website address appears will turn a shade of red to warn you not to enter your information.
Currently, only users with Microsoft® Internet Explorer version 7.0 or the latest beta release of Firefox 3 will see this security bar, and the Opera Internet browser has announced plans to offer this added security in its upcoming release.
If you have any questions or would like to speak with an M&T Telephone Banking Representative, please call us at 1-800-724-2440 Monday through Friday 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET, and Saturdays and Sundays, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET.
It's important to know how to protect yourself from scams that can put you at risk when using the Internet. Phishing email generally asks that you click a link to a fake website and provide, update, or confirm personal information. To get you to visit the fake website, the scammers may indicate that there is an urgent condition that threatens your account.
Phishing email may try to obtain the following personal information:
Phishing email may also attempt to obtain other confidential information such as:
Phishing email is often so well disguised that it is difficult to detect. However, there are always tell-tale signs that email is not from a legitimate sender - if you know the signs, you can easily spot a scam.
And remember that your personal information can be compromised even if you do not provide any sensitive information - simply clicking the link provided by the scammers can make your computer vulnerable to software that tracks your keystrokes or contains viruses.
Be informed and aware - it's your best protection against phishing scams.