Wells Fargo Bank customers who have received email messages like the one below, claiming that their Wells Fargo online accounts need to be reviewed for security reasons, are asked to delete the email messages and should not to follow the instructions in them. This is because the email messages are phishing scams 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.
A Sample of the "Wells Fargo Suspicious Activity Security Notification" Scam
From: "Wells Fargo" <email@example.com>
Date: July 7, 2017 at 1:09:37 PM EDT
Subject: Suspicious Activity
Thank you for your support, we are hereby notifying you that your online access need to be review on our server for security reasons.
Kindly continue with require information on below link.
Note: You will need to update your information for that service completely.
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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, 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.