Wells Fargo Phishing Scams
Date: 28 October 2007
Received from "Wells Fargo Bank" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Important NOTIFICATION !
Dear Wells Fargo Customer,
We have information to believe that your acount has been accesed by a third part!
Please log in to your account just to make sure that your password has not been changed.
Log in HERE or go to https://www.wellsfargo.com
Thank you very much for your time .
Brokerage is offered through Wells Fargo Investments, LLC (member SIPC), a non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company and
is intended only for United States residents. System response and account access times may vary due to a variety of factors.
© 1999 - 2007 Wells Fargo. All rights reserved. Member FDIC.
What an amateurish phishing attempt.
"your acount has been accesed by a third part!"
And what about the first and second part? You should probably start panicking if your account was accessed by a fourth part. The "part" that "accesed" your account was most likely the only active braincell of this brain dead scammer.
"... just to make sure that your password has not been changed."
Yeah and put your hand through the fence, just to make sure the dog doesn't bite.
Date: 11 March 2007
Received from "Banking customer service" <email@example.com>
Subject: Your Wells Fargo Online account with us will be deleted!
This is your official notification from Wells Fargo about your Wells Fargo Online services (Currently Deactivated). Please notice that your Wells Fargo Online account with us will be deleted if not reactivated immediately. Previous notification has been sent to Wells Fargo Online Contact assigned to your account.
An extra verification form has been placed to ensure your identity.
Click here to use the account Reactivation Form.
This email was sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org / ref:id#userid
Copyright © 2007 Wells Fargo, All Rights Reserved.
Do you really think a bank will physically delete the bank account of a customer who failed to 'activate' his/her bank account, especially if there is still a balance left on the account? This e-mail looks more like an internal memo than anything else. No financial institution will send junk like this to their clients.