"Wells Fargo Bank Account Security Validation Notice" Phishing Email Scams

Wells Fargo Bank Account Security Validation Notice Phishing Email Scams

Wells Fargo Bank customers who have received email messages like the one below, claiming that their Wells Fargo online accounts should update their credentials as part of their new security measures, are asked to delete the email messages, and not to follow the instructions in them. This is because the email messages are phishing scams sent by cyber criminals to steal Wells Fargo Bank customers' account credentials, personal and financial information.

Sample of a "Wells Fargo Bank Account Security Validation Notice" Scam

-----Original Message-----

From: Wells Online <macu@inds.com>

Sent: Sat, May 20, 2017 10:53 am

Subject: Account Security Validation Notice

Wells Fargo Bank

Due to concerns, for the safety and integrity of the Wells Fargo Bank, we have issued this alert message.

New secure security update for Unauthorized online account log-in from Wells Fargo Bank has been put in place. Update your credentials to be part of these new security measures. Tap the SECURE UPDATE, for your account to be fully protected from Unauthorized login. We appreciate your support and understanding, as we work together to keep Wells Fargo Bank a safe place for banking.

Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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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.

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.

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  • May 30, 2021 at 3:09 PM by an anonymous user from: Clovis, California, United States

    I remember getting one of these but immediately noticed that the senders email wasn't right so I contacted Well Fargo via 800 number and they told me it was a scam. I'm really glad I caught the odd details of that email otherwise I might have been fooled by this. Always learn the details of valid Emails from trusted sources so you can always spot fakes.

    "A banker wanted his tellers to learn about counterfeit money so he taught them everything he knew about real money." - Anonymous

  • March 30, 2018 at 8:03 AM by an anonymous user from: Ruskin, Florida, United States

    This number texted me a need to update my account 3043035957. I did not respond I just deleted the text from my phone.

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"Wells Fargo Bank Account Security Validation Notice" Phishing Email Scams