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Beware of "Wells Fargo Account Security Notification" Phishing Scams

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Beware of "Wells Fargo Account Security Notification" Phishing Scams

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Wells Fargo Bank customers who have received email security notification messages like the one below claiming that their Wells Fargo online accounts have been accessed from an unauthorized computer, 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 cyber criminals 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.

Sample of a "Wells Fargo Account Security Notification" Phishing Scam

From: Wells Fargo Online <wellsfargo_connects@online.wellsfargo.com>

Date: Sat, Sep 2, 2017 at 3:40 PM

Subject: Your Account Security Notification

Dear Wells Fargo Customer,

We recently reviewed your account, and we are suspecting that your Wells Fargo account may have been accessed from an unauthorized computer.

This may be due to changes in your IP address or location. Protecting the security of your account and of the Wells Fargo network is our primary concern.

We are asking you to immediately login and report any unauthorized withdrawals, and check your account profile to make sure no changes have been made.

To protect your account please follow the instructions below:

* LOG OFF AFTER USING YOUR ONLINE ACCOUNT

Please Download the Attachment file of your Wells Fargo Online Verification and Open on on a browser to complete your account verification process:

Verify the information you entered is correct.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your support in helping us maintaining the integrity of the entire Wells Fargo System. Please verify your account as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Wells Fargo Security Advisor.

Copyright © 1999 - 2017 Wells Fargo. All rights reserved.

Wells Fargo Bank customers should never click on a link to sign into their online accounts or complete an attached form that request personal information, financial information or account credentials. 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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  • May 12, 2019 at 10:00 PM by an anonymous user from San Antonio, Texas, United States

    I just received the following email:

    "Secure Your Account

    We're letting you know that we've detected some unusual activity on your Wellsfargo account. For your protection, we need you to verify your identity immediately. After verifying your account, we'll take the necessary steps to protect your account from fraud. If you don't verify your account, certain limitations may be placed on your account.

    Secure Now

    Your security is our top priority

    Thank you for choosing Wells Fargo.

    Wells Fargo Online Customer Service

    wellsfargo.com | Fraud Information Center

    Please do not reply to this email directly."

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  • April 1, 2019 at 3:11 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Wells Fargo Alert <att-services.cn.1523242746@emailff.att-mail.com>

    Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 12:51 PM

    Subject: Wells Fargo online important security alert

    Dear Customer,

    We're sorry - We suspended your access to your account because of recent activity on your account.

    We need your help resolving this issue, and for your safety, we have temporarily limited what you can do with your account until you take action.

    What do I need to do?

    Log in to your account and complete the steps required to re-secure your account.

    Click Here For Online verification:"

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  • October 10, 2018 at 10:54 AM by info

    Received this message:

    "FRM:WFIDCG@IDG.COM

    SUBJ:WELLSFARGO BANK IMPORTANT ALERT

    MSG:Your Account has been suspended. To Restore Go To: hxxp://ci2mz.com/sd

    From this number today:

    1 (410) 100-023"

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  • September 2, 2018 at 7:19 PM by an anonymous user from Easley, South Carolina, United States

    About 20 min. Ago i tried to use my debit card and it was declined. I tried again and it was declined.

    I tried another card and it was declined. Then the phone rang and i read wells fargo on the phone.

    A recorded voice informed me that wells fargo had observed suspicious activity on my card.

    They then asked for my zip code. I did not respond and they finally said that they would call back in a few minutes. No call as of now.

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  • August 3, 2018 at 11:34 AM by info

    Here is a scam receive via SMS:

    "FRM:OR-WF-Bnk-SUPPORT

    MSG:Danger of Security Breach! Text Message Confirmation Needed: hxxp://Oregon-WF-Bank-confirmation.or-authenticate.xyz/auth/ ."

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  • July 30, 2018 at 8:03 PM by an anonymous user from Orlando, Florida, United States

    Just got the scam tonight asking me to verify my identification, be careful.

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  • July 21, 2018 at 6:03 AM by info

    Received via email:

    "Hi: I just want to report I just got a text message from the # 410-100-005 says: From Customer#Wellsfargo asking for very important Security Update message confirmation needed.

    HOpe this help others to avoid been scammed."

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  • June 14, 2018 at 4:17 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original message --------

    From: "1410200501" [MOBILE:1410200501]

    Date: 6/13/18 7:06 PM (GMT-05:00)

    Subject:

    FRM:5-515-375-8434@wf.com

    SUBJ:Wells-Fargo.

    MSG:Alert-

    hxxp://www.wf371alerting.com

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  • June 13, 2018 at 1:15 PM by an anonymous user from Mesa, Arizona, United States

    Just got a text on my cell phone. The text and the info that Verizon had on it follow:

    "Client 27643, your Wells Fargo account was suspended. To unblock it, please login here: hxxp://wells-f.000webhostapp.com . Wells Fargo Team qUrAI."

    FROM: (240) 629-8473

    RECEIVED: 10:53 AM

    TYPE: Text message

    MESSAGE SOURCE: PHONE

    UID: 814145670

    MESSAGE ID: 20180613175335-1568230652

    DATE: Wed Jun 13 10:53:35 GMT-07:00 2018

    SENT TO:" (deleted)

    Checked my accounts and nothing was suspended. Looks like they have incorporated texting into their attack.

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  • March 17, 2018 at 4:23 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "(ALERT ID: 8747255 - (@WELLSFARG0-BANK) - We need to verify your identity!Go to ==>> hxxp://verify.id1177281-wf.net/ ?tel=8043179240 | ID: 7020588)"

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    • April 3, 2018 at 10:28 AM by an anonymous user from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

      I receive this at least once a week and I am not even a wells Fargo Customer.

      Frustrating!

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    • March 27, 2018 at 7:07 PM by an anonymous user from Bethesda, Maryland, United States

      Got a similar one. Mine is hxxp://secure.wellsfargo.wf1q.net/?tel= ....

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  • March 17, 2018 at 4:08 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "FRM:80077290919245748301@yahoo.com

    MSG:Wells Fargo Notice: Please go to hxxp://account.wellsfargo123881144.com/"

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  • March 15, 2018 at 6:27 PM by an anonymous user from New Iberia, Louisiana, United States

    Here is another scam:

    "FRM:WELLSFARG0-ACC0UNTS

    SUBJ:-

    MSG:New important notification!

    Respond: hxxp://msginfwff11.com"

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    • March 21, 2018 at 8:01 PM by an anonymous user from New Iberia, Louisiana, United States

      I got this one:

      "FRM:WELLSFARG0-ACC0UNTS

      SUBJ:-

      MSG:New important notification!

      Respond: hxxp://msginfwff11.com"

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  • March 8, 2018 at 1:29 PM by an anonymous user from Paterson, New Jersey, United States

    Received a similar Text Message from Phone #301-831-9454 on 3/8/18

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    • March 12, 2018 at 12:11 PM by an anonymous user from Bloomington, Indiana, United States

      Received a similar text message from 240-629-8473

      to go to : hxxp://www.wf-acctverification.com/

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  • February 9, 2018 at 12:23 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

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

    Subject: Your Account Security Notification

    From: "Wells Fargo Online" <wellsfargo_iconnect@wellsfargo.com>

    Date: Wed, February 07, 2018 4:20 am

    Dear Wells Fargo Customer,

    We recently reviewed your account, and we are suspecting that your Wells Fargo account may have been accessed from an unauthorized computer.

    This may be due to changes in your IP address or location. Protecting the security of your account and of the Wells Fargo network is our primary concern.

    We are asking you to immediately login and report any unauthorized withdrawals, and check your account profile to make sure no changes have been made.

    To protect your account please follow the instructions below:

    * LOG OFF AFTER USING YOUR ONLINE ACCOUNT

    Please Download the Attachment file of your Wells Fargo Online Verification and Open on on a browser to complete your account verification process:

    Verify the information you entered is correct.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your support in helping us maintaining the integrity of the entire Wells Fargo System. Please verify your account as soon as possible.

    Thank you,

    Wells Fargo Security Advisor.

    Copyright © 1999 - 2018 Wells Fargo. All rights reserved.

    remove

  • January 12, 2018 at 4:53 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Wells Fargo <notice@securewellsfargo.com>

    Date: January 12, 2018 at 5:47:38 AM EST

    Subject: A new security system

    Reply-To: <notice@securewellsfargo.com>

    In order to protect your funds and information

    Wells Fargo has set up a new enhanced security system,

    which will eliminate fraud and totally protect you.

    The new system is called WF Secure V1. Click the WF Secure V1 below to enjoy the new security features.

    WF Secure V1

    Please NOTE that is important you enroll. Any member that refuses to enroll is at highest risk of fraud which result in millions of dollars of insurance payment by Wells Fargo.

    To avoid this, Wells Fargo will suspend all accounts that is not enrolled. So click the link below to enroll now.

    WF Secure V1

    Thank you,

    Wells Fargo Banking."

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