The "Wells Fargo Account Security Notification" Phishing Scam
From: Wells Fargo Online <email@example.com>
Date: May 17, 2018 at 4:00:26 PM EDT
Subject: Unusual Banking Activity Detected
Your account has been suspended for re-activation
Due to several failed attempts to access to your account, We temporary deactivated your account for your protection.
You have to reactivate your Bank account within the next 24 Hours in order to continue using it.
To help protect your Wells Fargo account(s) from unauthorized access, We have restricted
your online access, which will remain in effect until you contact us.
To restore your account, please Sign in to Online Banking
Online Customer Service
Please do not reply to this automated email directly. To ensure a prompt and secure response, sign on to email us.
Online Customer Service Code: CON_E_Welcome_OB_H
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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 should change their passwords and contact Wells Fargo Bank immediately for help.