Beware of "Wells Fargo Visa Credit or Debit Card Locked" Phishing Scam

Beware of "Wells Fargo Visa Credit or Debit Card Locked" Phishing Scam

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Wells Fargo customers, beware of "Wells Fargo Visa Credit or Debit Card Locked". I received the text message below from 201-762-8255. I suspected that it was fraudulent so I called a legitimate Wells Fargo number and spoke with Joe, who told me that everything was OK with my debit card. He then instructed me to report the fraudulent text message to email address: reportphish@wellsfargo.com. The contents of the text message are enclosed below.

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A "Wells Fargo Visa Credit or Debit Card Locked" Phishing Scam

"NOTlCE-8436012091 from WelIsFARGO Bank. Code: Visa-DEBlT Iocked. CaII us now at 201-762-8255 . Thank you"

Remember, always contact Wells Fargo directly using the contact information on their website at https://www.wellsfargo.com/help/ for questions about your debit or credit card.

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  • Jan 12, 2019 at 2:41 PM by an anonymous user from Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico

    Got a text that my Wells Fargo debit chard was locked... I don't have a Wells Fargo card.


  • Jan 12, 2019 at 2:20 PM by an anonymous user from Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States

    I received same text on 1/12/2019 and said to call 318-520-0119.


  • Sep 19, 2018 at 5:29 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    MSG: hxxp://www.wfoffices-az.site/ ."


  • Sep 15, 2018 at 5:14 PM by an anonymous user from Leander, Texas, United States

    Just got a text about my Visa Debit Card being temporarily suspended asking me to call 623-888-8842.


  • Jul 25, 2018 at 3:33 PM by an anonymous user from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

    I received the same text minutes ago. The number to call was 615-656-8461. I also do not have a Wells Fargo Visa card.


  • Jul 23, 2018 at 5:53 PM by an anonymous user from Greenville, South Carolina, United States

    I recevied the same text message except it instructed me to call 346-444-2707 to unlock it. I don't have a Wells Fargo card either.


  • Jul 3, 2018 at 7:21 PM by an anonymous user from Columbia, South Carolina, United States

    I received a text and a call from this number 504-446-6051 saying the same exact thing.


  • Nov 11, 2017 at 1:25 PM by an anonymous user from San Diego, California, United States

    I received exact same text about locked Visa Debit except was instructed to call 201-762-8273.Very obvious amateur hour phishing scam.


    • Feb 8, 2018 at 3:41 PM by an anonymous user from Herndon, Virginia, United States

      2/18: I received the same general message today, but with a different phone number (202)800-9730. Only problem is I don't have any Well Fargo cards. Morons.


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