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
Sent: 10/24/2017 8:19:39 P.M. Central Daylight Time
Subj: Important information about your Wells Fargo online account
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.