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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

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.

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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.

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  • Posted: Feb 9 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.

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 12, 2018 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."

    delete


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