Wells Fargo Phishing Scam

Written by Kevin A. Lloyd

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Checkrepparttar address bar. In this case,repparttar 145004 address bar reported thatrepparttar 145005 website was also fromrepparttar 145006 scammer’s IP address. Simply put, it did not say www.wellsfargo.com. Very seldom would a scammer be able to fake this. They may, however, employ other tricks like buying a domain name with a slight spelling difference thatrepparttar 145007 user might not notice or by simply loadingrepparttar 145008 link in a new window and hidingrepparttar 145009 address bar altogether.

Lastly,repparttar 145010 only full proof method to avoid becoming a victim to a scam like this is to simply call in and verifyrepparttar 145011 information overrepparttar 145012 phone. Please note; do not use a phone number inrepparttar 145013 email if one is given. Open up your phone book and locaterepparttar 145014 number for your firm and ask them about it.

Just remember, if it looks funny and feels funny, it’s probably a scam. Do not ever reply to such email messages for personal information as sensitive as account information and SSN.

Below is a copy ofrepparttar 145015 email message for your review and amusement. The link is active, however DO NOT ENTER ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION INTO THESE FORMS. THIS IS NOT WELLSFARO’S SITE.

Kevin. A. Lloyd.

From: Personal Banking < personalbanking@wellsfargo.com > To: me@me.com Date: Jun 2, 2005 2:22 PM Subject: Security Notice #291240 Wells Fargo Internet Banking account Update Necesary! Dear Member,

We recently reviewed your account, and suspect that your Wells Fargo Internet Banking account may have been accessed by an unauthorized third party. Protectingrepparttar 145016 security of your acount and ofrepparttar 145017 Wells Fargo network is our primary concern. Therefore, as a preventative measure, we have temporarily limited access to sensitive account features. To restore your account access, please takerepparttar 145018 following steps to ensure that your account has not been compromised:

1. Login to your Wells Fargo Internet Banking account. In case you are not enrolled for Internet Banking, you will have to use your Social Security Number as both your Personal ID and Password and fill in allrepparttar 145019 required information, including your name and account number. 2. Review your recent account history for any unauthorized withdrawls or deposits, and check your account profile to make sure not changes have been made. If any unauthorized activity has taken p! la ce on your account, report this to Wells Fargo staff immediately.

To get started, please click onrepparttar 145020 link below:


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your assistance in helping us maintainrepparttar 145021 integrity ofrepparttar 145022 entire Wells Fargo system. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Sincerly, The Wells Fargo Team

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Charity Fraud

Written by Kevin Carraway

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THE BANK EXAMINER A con artist will contact you and tell you he is a bank official or police officer and that he needs your help to catch a dishonest bank teller. All you have to do is withdraw your savings and giverepparttar money to him so he can checkrepparttar 142906 serial numbers. IF you do, you've been "stung". A real bank official would NEVER ask you to withdraw your money.

Is it hard to believe that people fall for such tricks? Con artists may berepparttar 142907 greatest actors you'll ever meet. The pigeon drop andrepparttar 142908 bank examiner schemes are two ofrepparttar 142909 most successful con games around. Don't be fooled. CALL THEIR BLUFF BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.

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