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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: Sep 2, 2018 at 7:19 PM by an anonymous user from or near: 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.

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 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/ ."

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 30, 2018 at 8:03 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Clermont, Florida, United States

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

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 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."

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 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

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 13, 2018 at 1:15 PM by an anonymous user from or near: 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.

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 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)"

    delete


    • Posted: Apr 3, 2018 at 10:28 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States

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

      delete


    • Posted: Mar 27, 2018 at 7:07 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Bethesda, Maryland, United States

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

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 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/"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 15, 2018 at 6:27 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Dallas, Texas, United States

    Here is another scam:

    "FRM:WELLSFARG0-ACC0UNTS
    SUBJ:-
    MSG:New important notification!
    Respond: hxxp://msginfwff11.com"

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 21, 2018 at 8:01 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Dallas, Texas, United States

      I got this one:

      "FRM:WELLSFARG0-ACC0UNTS
      SUBJ:-
      MSG:New important notification!
      Respond: hxxp://msginfwff11.com"

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 8, 2018 at 1:29 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Paterson, New Jersey, United States

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

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 12, 2018 at 12:11 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Bloomington, Indiana, United States

      Received a similar text message from 240-629-8473
      to go to : hxxp://www.wf-acctverification.com/

      delete


  • Posted: Feb 9, 2018 at 12:23 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original Message --------
    Subject: Your Account Security Notification
    From: "Wells Fargo Online"
    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 at 4:53 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Wells Fargo
    Date: January 12, 2018 at 5:47:38 AM EST
    Subject: A new security system
    Reply-To:

    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