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Phishing Email Identified Impersonating Wells Fargo

Whbl.com reported on 19th March, 2015 stating that a scam email has been identified which is allegedly being sent out from Wells Fargo, a multinational banking and financial organization based in San Francisco, California, US which could cause problems for you or your computers.

The email is from a senior official of the bank Carrie Toldstedt and carries a logo of Wells Fargo along with her photo supposedly with your latest account information.

The fake email says that the bank has received some documents regarding your account and if you want to confirm the changes then please check/view documents and click here.

The fake email while trying to sound genuine also says that this email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and planned exclusively for the use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. If you have received this email by mistake, please inform the system manager. This message contains confidential information and it is addressed to the individual named. If you are not the actual addressee, then you should not distribute, disseminate or copy this email. If you have received this email by mistake, then please inform the sender immediately by return mail and delete the same from your system. However, if you are not the actual recipient, then you are requested not to disclose copy, spread or take any action in support of the contents of this information.

If you click on the link in the email, you will land on a phishing webpage.

Phishing or fake emails may include links which direct you to fake websites known as phishing websites and might ask for your personal or financial details through luring and clever language. These emails may also communicate an urgent requirement to update your information or communicate with you to guarantee the security of your accounts (as has been done in the above case).

To minimize such type of malicious attacks, Wells Fargo clearly says not to click links, open any attachments or respond to emails coming from unknown and suspicious persons (like Carrie Toldstedt in the above case). However, if you receive a suspicious email forward the email to the bank.

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