Wells Fargo Online Fraud Prevention

More spam claiming to be from Wells Fargo headed toward mailboxes as:

Subject:     Wells Fargo Online Fraud Prevention.
From:     “Wells Fargo Online”<wellsfargo@wellsconnect.wellsfargo.com>

When in reality the sending address is spoofed and the email is actually originating from Yahoo’s mail servers:

nm28-vm1.bullet.mail.ac4.yahoo.com ([98.139.52.247])

As is common for such Phishing frauds, the email warns you

Wells Fargo’s Internet Services Group Fraud Operations would like to verify some recent activity on your account. To help protect your Wells Fargo account(s) from unauthorized access, we have restricted your online access, which will remain in effect until you re-activate.

And then, the clincher:

To re-activate your account, log on to www.wellsfargo.com

Of course, while the email displays www.wellsfargo.com to the reader, the HTML actually links to a web site designed to mimic the Wellsfargo site while it’s sole purpose is really to steal your actual username/password.

While most such cons go out of their way to convince you of their sincerity, we especially like this added tidbit:

Note : Make Sure Your Fill Out All The Informations Requested For Your Personal Security Reason.

Sincerely,

JOSHUA RAMSEY
ISG Fraud Operations

When in doubt, our standing advice is to never follow the hyperlink presented in any email to you from any bank. Instead, use a browser bookmark/favorite link or type in the web site address yourself.

If the email you received was legitimate, you’ll see real instructions on the bank’s actual website.

This one certainly wasn’t legitimate, and here’s a complete copy:

Wells Fargo Online Fraud Prevention

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