Wells Fargo “1 new Security Message” Phishing Scam

Email purporting to be from US based bank Wells Fargo claims that you should click a link to read a new security message related to a supposed unauthorized account access attempt.

The email is not from Wells Fargo and there is no security issue. In fact, the message is a typical phishing scam designed to steal your Wells Fargo account login details.

Clicking the link takes you to a fraudulent website. If you attempt to login as requested on the fake site, scammers can steal your username and password and then use these credentials to hijack your bank account.

Phishing scams like this are very common. Always login to your online accounts by entering the address into your browser’s address bar or via an official app.

Subject: Wells Fargo Bank Alert: Unauthorized Access was Detected

You have 1 new Security message From Wells Fargo Bank .Click Here To Resolve

As this e-mail is an automated message, we can’t reply to any e-mails sent by return.
Copyright © 1995 – 2016 Wells Fargo. All rights reserved. NMLSR ID 399801.Wells Fargo Bank Phishing Scam Email

Last updated: September 30, 2016
First published: September 30, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
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