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Wells Fargo Phishing Scam

TINA.org reader receives suspicious text.

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Wells Fargo Phishing Scam

A TINA.org reader sent in the above text, which raises a few red flags, including:

  • The reader who got the text said they don’t have an account with Wells Fargo.
  • The sender’s email address — [email protected] — doesn’t seem credible. A search for “department 600” on Wells Fargo’s website only results in credit card offers.
  • The vagueness of “Wells Fargo notification” — why aren’t there any details?
  • The phrase “Immediate action is required,” which seems designed to get consumers to click on the link as fast as possible.

In response to a request for comment, a Wells Fargo spokesperson confirmed that the text is a A method of tricking consumers into handing over their personal information by posing as a legitimate entity. scam and said that such attempts to gain consumers’ sensitive personal information are becoming more commonplace.

If you receive a suspicious text like the one our reader received, do not click on the link or respond. Delete the text.

Find more of our coverage on phishing scams here.


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