Wells Fargo Text Scam: How to Recognize One
Wells Fargo Text Scams
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Wells Blocked Account http://fraudulentaccountsuspended 3482owur7g2793rh9qoweusfvboszdufb9qw4.xyz /fh46hdfss/login
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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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