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Watch Out For Fake Wells Fargo Bank Phishing Emails

You know what phishing is, right?  Someone sends you a letter “fishing” for information from you – be it your social security number or bank account information.  I’m getting sick to death of these things, so I’m going to start publishing these fake emails so you can watch out as well.

This letter came to us from Wells Fargo Bank asking to “remove limitations”.  Huh?  Number one, I don’t know what they’re talking about.  Number two, we don’t even have an account there!

Here’s what it said :

“Wells Fargo is constantly working to ensure security by regularly screening the accounts is our system.
We recently reviewed your account, and we need more information to help.

How can I restore my account access ?


Click Here, login and complete the next step to “Remove Limitations.”

Completing all of the informations required will automaticlly restore your account access.

You will be redirected to a secure, private Wells Fargo server on a random port due security

Wells Fargo, N.A. Member FDIC.
© Wells Fargo Corporation. All rights reserved.”

disclaimer- I copied and pasted this entire email.  I will still say this is an ALLEGED scam.  I can’t totally prove it, but it’s very suspicious, don’t you think?

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First off, did you notice the misspelled worda and typos?  Informations?  Automaticlly?Screening the accounts IS our system” ? I chopped this off, but on the top of the email they have WellsFargo as one word.

Well, the link takes you right to the Wells Fargo website.  We called the customer service number and they assured us that this is obviously a scam.

All I can say is – never answer an email like this and give out personal information.  They would never send out something like this in the first place.  And when in doubt, call them directly.

Have you ever been the subject of a scam?  Let me know.  Maybe we can warn others .

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