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Wells Fargo Notification - Message ID: 08367 - Email Alert

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Good morning and happy Wednesday!

If you’re just getting to work and sifting through your Email messages, be sure not to fall for a bogus Email that purports to be sent on behalf of Wells-Fargo and uses a sender address of [email protected]

The subject line of the message reads “Wells Fargo Notification - Message ID: 08367” and asks recipients to validate their account details to get a refund on their account.

Wells Fargo Hoax Email

Wells Fargo Hoax Email

The full text of the message reads:

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Dear Customer,

The Wells Fargo Bank technical department is performing alert upgrade to improve the security of our online banking notifications as part of our enhanced security measures.

This is mandatory validation exercise for all Wells Fargo Bank customers. During the database upgrading exercise we discovered a credit advice of a substantial inflow in your favor.

Please click here to log on and validate your details to enable us upgrade and credit your account. 

Thank you.

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This particular Email is unlike a lot of others, as most of the links provided in the message appear to resolve to an actual Wells-Fargo website if you hover over them.

The only exception is the long link in the middle that says “Please click here to log on and validate your details to enable us upgrade and credit your account.” (If you look at the image in this post, I’ve marked this link with 2 red dots.)

If you hover (don’t click!) you’ll notice that it points to a domain and not Wells-Fargo. If you get this message, be sure not to click on any of the links or images provided in the Email and delete this message immediately to avoid any computer complications that could arise as a result of a virus or other malware.

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