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Wells Fargo Cautions Clients about Phishing E-Mails

Wells Fargo, an extremely prominent bank in the USA, has issued an alert to its US clients that they should remain vigilant about one fresh phishing e-mail, which's presently circulating online and attempting at attacking them. Idt911.com published this on September 30, 2011.

Making a direct address to the customer, the unwanted dubious e-mail tells him (recipient) that Wells Fargo requires his assistance in solving a problem that's related to his payment card. Since it'll take some time for fixing the problem, the Bank has tentatively restricted him from accessing his card, the e-mail continues.

It then asks the user for taking down an online form given as an email attachment, and tells him that opening it will delineate the steps with which he can reactivate his Wells Fargo Credit Card.

The e-mail even tries to sound authentic, so it indicates about keeping the recipient's information confidential. Nevertheless, if the user doesn't provide the required info, his card will be automatically blocked.

Meanwhile, because of the maliciousness related to the above kinds of phishing scams, Wells Fargo advises its clients that incase anybody gets the above type of e-mail, he mustn't click on the attachment alternatively give away personal information that the phishing message asks for. The Bank adds that there wouldn't be any lawful financial institution similar as Wells Fargo that'll anytime get in touch with an end-user and ask him to provide his financial or other personal information over e-mail.

Furthermore, clients mustn't ever answer e-mails, which ask for such information, particularly those which pressurize to do so or exploit human fear, Wells Fargo further adds. Moreover, it's advisable that clients peruse the e-mails and look for spelling and grammatical errors, which are tell-tale signs of fraudulent e-mails. Also, if any person suspects that the above kind of scam has victimized him then he must call Well Fargo's office soon.

Meanwhile, a same kind of phishing campaign targeted customers of Southbridge Savings Bank Massachusetts (USA) during early September 2011 when consumers reported getting an e-mail posing as a message from Southbridge Savings, notifying that it was necessary they made their account credentials up-to-date.

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