Once the cybercriminals have gotten their potential victims’ Wells Fargo’s online credentials, they will gain access to their accounts, steal their money and use their accounts fraudulently. Therefore, Wells Fargo customers are advised to never click on a link in an email or social media post to sign into their accounts. They should instead, go directly to https://www.wellsfargo.com/ and sign into their accounts. And, if there is anything that needs to be done to their accounts, they will be notified after signing in. This will prevent Wells Fargo's customers from clicking on links in a phishing email or social media messages that go to fake or phishing websites that steal online account credentials and personal information.
The Wells Fargo Online Phishing Scam
From: Wells Fargo Online <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, April 3, 2017 5:27 PM
Subject: Suspicious Activities
We have temporarily prevented online access to your account
For your security, Wells Fargo safeguards your account when there is a possibility that someone other than you is attempting to sign on.
For immediate access to your account, please Click Here
Thank You For Helping Us Keep Your Account safe.
If you have any questions after trying to reset your password or change your username, please call us at 1-800-956-4442.
Thank you. We appreciate your business.
Wells Fargo Online Customer Service
wellsfargo.com | Fraud Information Center
Please do not reply to this automated email. To ensure a prompt response, sign on to send a secure email.
Wells Fargo customers who have already been tricked by the phishing email message are asked to change their password and contact Wells Fargo immediately for help. Click here for their contact numbers.
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