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Wells Fargo Text Scam: How to Recognize One

Wells Fargo may contact you by text regarding your card or account activity. But, Wells Fargo will only send you a text using one of the official Wells Fargo shortcodes: 93557, 93733, 93729, or 54687. When Wells Fargo contacts you, they will not ask for your card PIN, access code, or your online banking password. If you are uncomfortable about a request for information, do not respond and instead call the number on the back of your card to verify the authenticity of the request.

Wells Fargo Text Scam  How to Recognize One
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Wells Fargo Text Scams

From: (434) 512-7692

Wells Blocked Account http://fraudulentaccountsuspended 3482owur7g2793rh9qoweusfvboszdufb9qw4.xyz /fh46hdfss/login

FRM:80095921633893366614@yahoo.com

MSG:Wells Fargo Notice: Please go to

hxxp://account.wellsfargo4387171744ll3.com/

How to Recognize a Wells Fargo Text

Phishing texts use similar techniques as phishing emails call SMSphishing: a sense of urgency to secure your account or verify your identity, using words like “locked,” “deactivated”, or“for your protection” to describe your account status. These texts may prompt you to call a phone number, click on a link, or respond directly with personal or account information. To spot a phishing text, look for a combination of red flags. In this example, notice:

Suspicious sender: The text was sent by an unknown phone number, instead of one of Wells Fargo’s official short codes: 93557, 93733, 93729, or 54687.

Unusual text treatments: The text message contains a combination of unusual text treatments, including all caps, arrows, ID numbers, and an exclamation point.

Unprompted identity request: The request to verify the recipient’s identity was unprompted. Wells Fargo will request to verify your identity via access code only when prompted by an action that you have initiated, such as signing on to online banking or sending money.

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  • August 15, 2020 at 11:21 AM by an anonymous user from: Orange, California, United States

    FRM:373-Wellsfargo-info1

    MSG: sxow4-.Your last

    payment was not authorized,

    please validate

    your payment details"hxxp://

    wells-wmobi/?=mwveez|45957

    Came from text number 1(410)200-515

    I have received several of these texts and it may have started after a purchase either from Amazon or Etsy that I didn't know was from a Chinese vendor. Maybe just a coincidence.

    Planning to call Wells Fargo this time since it doesn't appear to be legit to me. BTW, I did have an account with Wells Fargo (mortgage) 4-5 years ago but was closed back then.

  • August 11, 2020 at 5:19 PM by an anonymous user from: Middleburg, Florida, United States

    FRM:WellsFargo Debit Closed

    SUBJ:Call (866) 563-6930

    MSG:0442

    FRM:WellsFargo Debit Closed

    SUBJ:Call (866) 563-6930

    MSG:0261

    2nd time today, phone numbers used to text,

    1410200503

    1410 100 007

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Wells Fargo Text Scam: How to Recognize One