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Beware of "Wells Fargo Suspicious Sign in Prevented" Phishing Scams

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Beware of "Wells Fargo Suspicious Sign in Prevented" Phishing Scams

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Wells Fargo Bank customers who have received email messages like the one below, which claim a suspicious sign-in was prevented on their online accounts, and their accounts have been restricted for security reasons, are asked not to follow the instructions in them. This is because the email messages are phishing scams being sent by cybercriminals to steal Wells Fargo Bank customers' account credentials, personal and financial information. Once the cybercriminals have received the stolen credentials, personal and financial information, they will gain access to their victims' accounts, hijack and use them fraudulently.

A Sample of the "Wells Fargo Suspicious Sign in Prevented" Scam

From: Wells Fargo Online <mobile@mansoft.com>

Sent: Monday, October 9, 2017 17:02

Subject: Suspicious Sign in Prevented

Wells Fargo

wellsfargo.com

Suspicious Sign in Prevented

We prevented suspicious sign in activities to your account(s). For your security, we're restricting your Wells Fargo® account(s) until we can verify your recent account activity.

If you don't verify this within the next 48 hours, your account(s) may be closed and your balance - plus all interest earned will be lost.

Thanks,

To regain access to your account, follow the verify link.

VERIFY NOW

Sincerely,

Wells Fargo Online Customer Service

wellsfargo.com | Fraud Information Center

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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, if there is any.

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.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 9:23 PM by an anonymous user from Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

    I recently received a text message that was similar to what was posted, and it wanted me to contact them to reclaim my account and I don't even have an account at Wells Fargo.

    remove

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