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Beware of Wells Fargo "Customer Alert" Phishing Text Messages

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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 malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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  • Posted: Wednesday at 5:03 PM 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: Yesterday at 1:23 AM by info

      Post the text here and then you can delete it.

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 22, 2017 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:

    "124896433@info.gov ([Wells Fargo-]Your Debit Card was locked Contact@1-585-542-2304 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: Nov 10, 2017 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, reportphish@wellsfargo.com. 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: Oct 13, 2017 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: Oct 10, 2017 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: Oct 5, 2017 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: Aug 16, 2017 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: Aug 16, 2017 by info

      Just delete the text.

      delete


  • Posted: Jul 15, 2017 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: Jun 1, 2017 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: Aug 9, 2017 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: Jun 26, 2017 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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