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Beware of "Wells Fargo Account Suspension" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Wells Fargo Account Suspension" Phishing Scam

The email message below, which claims that the recipients’ Well Fargo online accounts have been suspended is another phishing scam created by cybercriminals. The phishing scam tricks and frightens the recipients into clicking on the link in the fake email message, which goes to fake Wells Fargo website. The fake website will ask visitors to sign in with their Wells Fargo’s credentials (usernames and passwords), but any attempts to sign-in, will send their credentials to the cybercriminals responsible for the scam.

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Once the cybercriminals have gotten their potential victims’ Wells Fargo’s online credentials, they will gain access to their accounts, steal their money and use their accounts fraudulently. Therefore, Wells Fargo customers are advised to never click on a link in an email or social media post to sign into their accounts. They should instead, go directly to https://www.wellsfargo.com/ and sign into their accounts. And, if there is anything that needs to be done to their accounts, they will be notified after signing in. This will prevent Wells Fargo's customers from clicking on links in a phishing email or social media messages that go to fake or phishing websites that steal online account credentials and personal information.

The "Wells Fargo Account Suspension" Phishing Scam

From: alerts@notify.well.fargo.com

To: jackierollins02@aol.com

Sent: 10/24/2017 8:19:39 P.M. Central Daylight Time

Subj: Important information about your Wells Fargo online account

Wells Fargo


Dear Wells Fargo Online Customer,

Just to let you know that we noticed unusual activities on your online account during our regular update today. It is either your details have been changed or incomplete.

As a result of the technical issues detected your online account has been temporarily suspended. You are therefore required to verify your details to regain access to online service. Please click the link below in order to regain instant access.

Click here to regain access

If you have questions about your account, please refer to the contact information on your statement. For questions about viewing your statements online, Wells Fargo Online Customer Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us at 1-800-956-4542.


Please do not reply to this email directly. This email was sent from a notification-only address that does not accept email replies.

Wells Fargo customers who have already been tricked by the phishing email message are asked to change their password and contact Wells Fargo immediately for help. Click here for their contact numbers.

Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

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

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  • Posted: Jan 10, 2018 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Wells Fargo Online <alerts@notify.wellsfargo.com>
    Date: January 9, 2018 at 11:49:57 PM AST
    To: slentz13@gmail.com
    Subject: Your Wells Fargo Online access has been suspended

    Wells Fargo

    Change your password to restore access

    What is happening

    Account security is a top priority for Wells Fargo. As a safety measure, we have suspended your access to Wells Fargo Online® because we detected a possible unauthorized attempt to sign on to your account.

    What this means for you

    To regain access, you'll need to change your password, if you haven't already done so. Please also change your username for added protection. Changing your username is strongly recommended if your access has been suspended before or if you use the same username on other websites.

    What you should do

    Change your password now

    Change your username at Profile and Settings
    If you have any questions after trying to change your password or change your username, please call us at 1-800-956-4442, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    Thank you. We appreciate your business.
    Wells Fargo Online Customer Service"


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