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Beware of "Wells Fargo Suspicious Activity Security Notification" Phishing Scams

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Beware of "Wells Fargo Suspicious Activity Security Notification" Phishing Scams

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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" <justicem@fultonschools.org>

Date: July 7, 2017 at 1:09:37 PM EDT

Subject: Suspicious Activity

Reply-To: laffinbrian@yahoo.com

Dear Customer,

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.

CLICK HERE

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.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • March 6, 2019 at 11:37 AM by an anonymous user from Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Wells Fargo <wellsfargo@spotify.com>

    Wells Fargo - Update Contact Information

    Just to let you know that we noticed unusual activity on Your Contact Numbers, during our regular update today. It is either your details have been changed or incomplete.

    Please update your phone numbers, Sign on from the link below And add contact numbers

    Add Contact Numbers

    You can receive a call from Wells Fargo, To confirm that the contact data has been updated.

    Sincerely,

    Wells Fargo Online"

    remove

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