The "Wells Fargo Account Verification" email below, which claim the recipients' accounts need to be verified, are asked not to follow the instructions in them. This is because the email is phishing scam being 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.
The "Wells Fargo Account Verification" Scam
From: Wells Fargo Online <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, August 26, 2019, 05:55:36 PM CDT
Subject: View and follow instruction
WELLS FARGO VERIFICATION
A Certain restriction been placed on your wells fargo account.
Please open the attachment and view and follow instruction for security verification
Thank you for being a Wells Fargo Online customer.
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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.