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Beware of "Wells Fargo Account Access Locked" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Wells Fargo Account Access Locked" Phishing Scam

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Wells Fargo Bank customers who have received email messages like the one below, which claim access to their accounts has been locked, 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.

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The "Wells Fargo Account Access Locked" Scam

From: Wells Fargo <rinfo@remax.net>

To: Recipients <rinfo@remax.net>

Sent: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 10:56 am

Subject: Your -Access- Locked

Please 'preview' "attached" and act as "instructed".

Dear User,

As part of our security measures, we regularly update all accounts on our database system. We are unable to update your online account and therefore we will be closing your online accounts to enable the upgrade.

To prevent an interruption with your online services, please take a few moments to update your account by filling out the verification and update form immediately. Click the Below

Link to verify your wellsfargo account.

This is a system generated email. Please do not reply to it.

Sincerely

Wells Fargo online Team

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 and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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  • Nov 17, 2018 at 12:46 PM by an anonymous user from Mount Laurel, New Jersey, United States

    I received a similar text and don’t have a Wells Fargo account, but when I logged into PayPal I noticed there is a direct deposit set up to Wells Fargo bank linked to my account, does anyone have any info?

    "(Suspicious Activity !) hxxp://bit.ly/2RW1CKp Wells Fargo Bank Account Locked !"

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    • Nov 23, 2018 at 8:22 PM by an anonymous user from Columbus, Georgia, United States

      It's a scam most likely. Don't click the link. I received the same message and I don't even have a Wells Fargo account. If anything call Wells Fargo to see if they have any info on any changes. If anything were to happen to your account I don't think it would be sent as a random text with an unknown link. They would call or send an email first.

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    • Nov 17, 2018 at 1:17 PM by info

      Change your PayPal password and remove the direct deposit link.

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  • Nov 14, 2018 at 3:44 AM by an anonymous user from El Centro, California, United States

    I just received a "(Suspicious Activity !) text message saying my Wells Fargo Bank Account was "Locked!" which would be nice of them to advise me of that... except I have no account with Wells Fargo. Also, the "address" was "banksupportinfof22801@hepsibahis535.com" which made even less sense.

    If you get such a "phishing scam" text message.... and even if you have a Wells Fargo "Bank Account"... call your bank and let them know... just in case someone has somehow messed with your account.

    Nat, just saying...

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  • Aug 14, 2018 at 2:24 PM by an anonymous user from Centreville, Virginia, United States

    Text stating my WF account was locked with a link to reset received from "wfwellsfargo120@grannypussy.net" Seriously? nice email address.

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  • Jul 8, 2018 at 1:29 PM by an anonymous user from Waynesville, North Carolina, United States

    I've already deleted mine, it came to my cellphone and said my account was locked and to go to a certain website.

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  • Jun 6, 2018 at 6:54 PM by an anonymous user from Seattle, Washington, United States

    Got a text message of the same type from agent.jeremygonzales@diarioatual.com

    Message: (WF) WF Account Locked hxxps://bit.ly/2M4jUay

    They could try to look a bit more legit!

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    • Jun 8, 2018 at 5:02 PM by an anonymous user from Alexandria, Virginia, United States

      Just got this text message:

      "Frm:OnlineAgent.LawrenceAShiver
      Subj: WELLS_URGENT_MESSAGE
      MSG: Your account may be LOCKED
      Act now: hxxp://unlock-account-wf-com-id-z3en94wd.nghe.cf/wf"

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  • Mar 28, 2018 at 12:06 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "WELLSFARGO FreeMsg ID#romSqj# Your account is currently locked! Reconfirm your account: hxxp://www.authsms.cf/ 2axG/3524571015.mob"

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    • May 28, 2018 at 12:43 PM by an anonymous user from Durham, North Carolina, United States

      Just got email from Daniel.Kovacs@VERIZON.NET saying (WF) WF Account Suspended and a link. I don't have a WF account.

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  • Dec 6, 2017 at 11:27 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "WELLS FARGO

    Security Information Regarding Your Account.

    We are sorry For your protection and for security masons, your Wells Fargo account has been locked. Please click on the following link to unlock your account. Log-in to: hxxps:/rWww.wellsfargo.comfonline-bankingiupdating

    Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. Sincerely, Wells Fargo Online Banking Team.

    wellsfargo.com I Fraud Information Center"

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