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Beware of "Wells Fargo Bank Your Online Banking is Blocked" Phishing Emails

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Beware of "Wells Fargo Bank Your Online Banking is Blocked" Phishing Emails

Wells Fargo Bank customers who have received email messages like the one below, claiming that their Wells Fargo online accounts have been blocked due to irregular activities on their accounts, and are instructed to click on a link to confirm their accounts, are asked to delete the email messages, and not to follow the instructions in them. This is because the email messages are phishing scams sent by cybercriminal to steal Wells Fargo Bank customers' account credentials, personal and financial information.

A Sample of the Wells Fargo Bank "Your Online Banking is Blocked" Phishing Email

From: Wells Fargo Online wellsfarg0@welcome.com
Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2016 2:18 AM
Subject: Your Online Banking is Blocked

Dear User,

We detected irregular activity on your Account on 26/10/2016.

For your protection, online banking has been locked because the number of attempts to sign in exceeded the number allowed.

We are sorry to inform you that your online account has been temporarily locked after too many unsuccessful login attempts was made.

We detected to strengthen the security measures protecting your account, we have added additional security.

We detected will review and verify the activity on your account with you and take necessary steps to protect your account from fraud.

Click here to confirm your registration!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
(If you cannot click on the link, please move the message into the Inbox)

Sincerely,

Thank you. We appreciate your business.

Wells Fargo Bank customers should never click on a link to sign into their online accounts. They should always go directly to https://www.wellsfargo.com/ and sign into their accounts from there. Once they have signed in, they will be notified of changes or updates that need to be done to their accounts.

Wells Fargo Bank customers who have already been tricked by the phishing email messages should change their passwords and contact Wells Fargo Bank immediately for help.

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Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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