Wells Fargo Account Lockdown
Wells Fargo Account Lockdown: How It Works
(with scammers caught on tape) You may be receiving a phone call or text message one of these days claiming to be from Wells Fargo. It is an answering machine with a recorded message, informing that your account with the bank will be locked down.
Watch the video below to see in action a scammer caught on tape:
You are then invited to call a number – latest used was (855) 804-8470 in order to resolve the matter. Once you call, you hear another automated system messsage asking you to press "1".
From there, you are asked to provide your Social Security Number, date of birth, address, credit card number with PIN, and other personal information that will lead to identity theft.
How to avoid:
It is a classic robo-call scam. Wells Fargo already confirmed that this call is not from them and the recipients should not call that number, which could be different every day.
How To Report:
Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below: