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Beware of "Wells Fargo Bank Online Banking Update" Phishing Emails

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Beware of "Wells Fargo Bank Online Banking Update" Phishing Emails

Wells Fargo Bank customers who have received email messages like the one below, claiming that their Wells Fargo online accounts will be shut down due to security updates, and are instructed to click on a link to validate 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.

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A Sample of the "Wells Fargo Bank Online Banking Update" Phishing Email

From: Wells Fargo Online. <systemnotificationwellzteam@ wellssystem.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:08 AM
Subject: Online Banking Update.

Due to security update on our server, some non-active accounts will be shut down and this requires you to validate your account within 24 hours, to keep your account active. Kindly click below.

Please Click here to re-activate your Wells Fargo Online account.

The message will be available in your Secure Message Center until 10/18/2016.

Thank you for being a valued Wells Fargo client.

Sincerely,

Wells Fargo Deposit Products Group
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Member FDIC.
© 1999 - 2016 Wells Fargo. All rights reserved. NMLSR ID 399801

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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  • Posted: Jun 28, 2018 at 10:55 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Madison, Wisconsin, United States

    Here is another scam:

    "Verify your contact information
    In order for us to keep you informed we require your most up-to-date contact information, we temporarily suspended your ability to access your account online and to receive codes.
    If you have not already done so, visit the link below.

    Verify now

    Your security is our top priority
    Learn more about Advanced Access and how to prevent fraud and identity theft.

    Thank you for choosing Wells Fargo.

    Wells Fargo Online Customer Service
    Please do not reply to this email directly.
    © 1999 - 2018 Wells Fargo. All rights reserved."

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 28, 2018 at 11:37 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original message --------
    From: "alerts@notify.wellsfargo.com"
    Date: 3/26/18 8:08 AM (GMT-05:00)
    Subject: FDIC Recommended

    Customer Id : ****215***

    Notice :Update Recommended

    Dear Customer,

    This is to notify you that according to our support system, your wellsfargo fargo bank details are yet to be updated with our SSL system.
    This may cause a delay of transactions on your wellsfargo online activities.We therefore recommend that you update your informations for a more efficient banking service.

    To know more, visit www.connect.wellsfargo.com/personal and secure your gateway access details.

    This is to make sure that your account details are regularly secured with us.
    Thank you for banking with us.

    Wells Fargo
    420 Montgomery Street
    San Francisco, CA 94104
    Customer Care Service

    delete


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