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Beware of Wells Fargo "Customer Alert" Phishing Text Messages

2017-04-11T23:22:22 -  +
Beware of Wells Fargo "Customer Alert" Phishing Text Messages

Cybercriminals are sending out fake text messages disguised as "Customer Alert" to Wells Fargo's customers with links to phishing websites. The phishing websites look exactly like Wells Fargo's website and will ask visitors to sign in with their online account credentials. But, any attempts to sign into the fake website by Well Fargo's customers, will result in their account credentials being sent to the cybercriminals behind the scam.

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Here are some of the fake Wells Fargo websites that were embedded in the fake text messages that we have received:

  • hxxp://www.wellsfargorestore4237.net
  • hxxp://www.WellsFargoRestore.com
  • hxxp://www.wellsfargorestore4237.net

The fake websites should not be visited.

Once the cybercriminals have received their potential victims' Well Fargo online account credentials, they will use it to gain access to their accounts, steal their money and use the accounts fraudulently.

This is why it is important that Wells Fargo customers never click on or follow a link to sign into their online accounts. They should always go directly to https://www.wellsfargo.com/ and sign-in from their instead. This will protect them against phishing scams. Also, Wells Fargo's customers can protect their accounts using Two Step Authentication / Verification or Two Factor Authentication. This process creates an additional layer of security that helps protect their information and prevent unauthorized transactions. Click here to learn more.

Well Fargo customers who have been tricked by the fake text messages, are asked to contact Wells Fargo immediately for help.

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 suspicious, malicious, or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: [email protected]

Also, report scams, untrustworthy, or fraudulent websites to us. Tell us why you consider the websites untrustworthy or fraudulent.

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  • Posted: 2018-05-05T23:32:46 by an anonymous user from or near: Los Angeles, California, United States

    I received a text message from [email protected]:

    "content of message:
    (Wells Fargo) - hxxps://bit.ly/2HZQ4Be - Check Back With Us - Attention Required

    I clicked the link but I didn't give any information on the site that it led me to.
    Spoke with Wells, they said they didn't send the text"

    Can my phone be compromised because I clicked the link?

    delete


    • Posted: 2018-05-09T17:20:20 by an anonymous user from or near: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

      it absolutely could - keep a watch on your accounts and make sure nothing is being charged over the next few weeks/months that you didn't authorize. They could be able to see your passwords you're typing in.

      delete


    • Posted: 2018-05-05T23:45:54 by info

      No, not unless you download a malicious app or gave them your account credentials.

      delete


  • Posted: 2018-04-23T19:39:49 by an anonymous user from or near: San Antonio, Texas, United States

    Just got one text asking to update device from 707-368-3235 along with link due to ‘site maintenance “

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-04-17T17:51:43 by an anonymous user from or near: Apache Junction, Arizona, United States

    I don't even have Wells Fargo, here is what they sent

    "WELLSFARGO.FREEMSG MsgID-oVMFC2 Account temporily suspendedI Authenticate your device now hxxp://www.wellsfinfouer.ga/as7P/0000000000.mob"

    All the last zeros is where my phone number was I added 10 zeros instead.

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-04-15T13:09:11 by an anonymous user from or near: Avon, Colorado, United States

    Got one today said:

    "WELLSFARGO Alert ID#xfOY7
    Security Alert! Authenticate your device now:
    www.wfargoauthupd.cf?OHaA/4805400139.mob"

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-04-13T13:28:31 by an anonymous user from or near: Renton, Washington, United States

    I don't have a Wells Fargo account but received this:

    "WELLSFARGO. Alert MsgID-CrJN Account currently suspended! Authenticate your device now: hxxp://www.devmobfwells.ga/ aqgp/5419990761.mob"

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-04-12T13:18:02 by an anonymous user from or near: Albany, Oregon, United States

    Me too 4/12/18

    Here’s the “message”:

    WellsFargo online suspended, unauthorized login attempts.
    unlock

    then a link.

    I went on my Wells Fargo page no Alert or notes.

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-04-06T18:22:58 by an anonymous user from or near: Grass Valley, California, United States

    I got this one today (April 6, 2018)

    Sent from: (936) 628-4753
    Here’s the “message”:

    WELLSFARGO. Update ID#RAZI Account temporarily locked! update your device:
    hxxp://www.fargowauthmob.tk/aIRx/5309069711.mob

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-04-05T06:33:33 by an anonymous user from or near: Tucson, Arizona, United States

    I am not a Wells Fargo customer. the texts I have received are from (984)213-1975 and "alert-identify-customer".

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-03-12T10:27:53 by an anonymous user from or near: Sherman, Texas, United States

    We just got a text message scam stating that we need to provide information or we could not make any transactions. I clicked on the link and they asked for login information. After that, they wanted to know our name, social security number, card number, security code and expiration date.

    We changed our login information through the mobile app in addition to alerting Wells Fargo of the situation. Family members also got this text message but do not have a Wells Fargo account.

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-03-06T20:33:20 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Fwd: WELLSFARGO. Alert ID#beyRwib Please update your device, to avoid account looked: www.wellsfarodeviceauth .gq/B8w8/2156696991.mob"

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-02-28T17:58:11 by an anonymous user from or near: Ventura, California, United States

    Received the following spam text message -

    "FRM:alert-identifycustomer-securewellsfarg0-MSG:|@Wells-Farg0|***ALERT!Your security matters to us!Go-to=>>>hxxp://secure.id-117519-upgrade.org"

    Definitely spam because I do not have any business with them. :) Weirdly, some online scanner tools mark this as a safe link. Here's some detail from one scan -

    Final URL:
    hxxp://aaawwwwwwwwwwwwww.xxxwwwwwwww.switchsolve.info/
    Serving IP address:
    209.85.200.121

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-02-21T17:03:54 by an anonymous user from or near: Orange, Texas, United States

    I received a text message on my cell at 4:07pm, saying to update my device. I did not respond. I called Terika at 1 800 TO WELLS, saying the tel.no texting me was not a Wells Fargo tel. no., informing me to contact this website. Do I delete that text message?

    delete


    • Posted: 2018-02-22T01:23:37 by info

      Post the text here and then you can delete it.

      delete


  • Posted: 2017-11-22T09:36:50 by an anonymous user from or near: Albion, New York, United States

    I received a text this morning at 9:30 am on my phone. I am not a customer of Wells Fargo. This is what it said:

    "[email protected] ([Wells Fargo-]Your Debit Card was locked [email protected] Today!)" This was in New York near Rochester. Hope this helps..took me awhile to find out how to report this. Thank you.

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-11-10T11:50:39 by info

    Received via email:

    "I received the following text message 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 this email address, [email protected] The contents of the text message are enclosed within quotes as follows:

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

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-10-13T09:49:14 by an anonymous user from or near: Athens, Georgia, United States

    New link associated with the scam: hxxp://wellsfargonotificationonline.net from 410 100-001.

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-10-10T11:36:59 by an anonymous user from or near: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

    This is one of the scammers' address. Sent them a bunch of bogus info:
    hxxp://avestransport.com /wp-includes/file/ wellsfargoadmin/puiu.html

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-10-05T10:48:16 by an anonymous user from or near: Jacksonville, Florida, United States

    This is my first text that looked 'fishy' -- Not happy to get texts to my cell phone like this!

    "FRM:(*Wellsfargo New CIP Message*)
    MSG: Account Suspended.
    Read this ASAP:
    hxxp://customnewcipinformatin.net"

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-08-16T15:19:27 by an anonymous user from or near: Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, United States

    I received a text message from([@wellsfargo-visacard] advising me my card was temporarily disabled by your security-dept! Directing me to this website. It had my correct mobile number.

    I do not have a wells Fargo credit card. What should I do?

    delete


    • Posted: 2017-08-16T15:32:20 by info

      Just delete the text.

      delete


  • Posted: 2017-07-15T23:21:50 by an anonymous user from or near: San Diego, California, United States

    We just received one from hxxp://www.wellsfargoprotect.com. After doing a google search there is no such official Wells Fargo site. Spam beware.

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-06-01T13:54:57 by info

    Send via email:-

    Received the following two phishing text yesterday:

    "Important message sent to (803) 917-12** by Wells-Fargo. Code: VISA DEBIT Card locked. Call support at: 203-456-9432. Thank You!"

    Thanks,
    Joe
    Wells-Fargo Business Customer

    delete


    • Posted: 2017-08-09T18:18:29 by an anonymous user from or near: Madison Heights, Virginia, United States

      I just got one that asked me to call a number saying my card was blocked. Strange phone number when I call, I'm immediately asked to enter my card number. I hung up.

      delete


    • Posted: 2017-06-26T14:39:40 by an anonymous user from or near: Millbrook, Alabama, United States

      Received a similar text but to call support at 201-371-1875. Looks like texts and voicemails are replacing email phishing attempts.

      delete


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