Some computer users have been receiving emails claiming
to be from Wells Fargo, asking users to confirm their details
by visiting a website and entering their confidential account
The link contained inside the emails may at first glance appear
to be legitimate, but it is a scam to steal users' account
details and potentially gain illegal access to accounts.
A typical version of the email follows:
Subject: Please verify your Wells Fargo account
Dear Wells Fargo valued customer!
Please read this important message about
security. We are working very hard to protect
our customers against fraud. Your account has
been randomly chosen for verification. This is
requested to us to verify that you are the real
owner of this account. All you need to do is to
click on the link below. You will see a verification
page. Please complete all fields that you will see
and submit the form. You will be redirected to Wells
Fargo home page after verification. Please note that if
you don't verify your ownership of account in 24 hours we
will block it to protect your money. Thank you.