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Wells Fargo Customer Alert!
30th March 2004

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Report Summary
Date Reported
30th March 2004
Apparent Sender
Wells Fargo Bank
Return Address
Wells Fargo Customer Alert!
HTML form
email requires user name and password
Bogus Web Content?
URL of web content

1. Submitted form data is processed through a remote script


Wells Fargo email notifies you of a new message and urges you to use the form to sign in, but its a scam...


Wells Fargo online users are the target of this phishing scam, and email recipients are faced with a very convincing and well constructed message which urges them to sign on (using the from within the message) to view an important message regarding policy changes (see image below).

If you were to submit your Wells Fargo user name and password, it will be sent to a remote PHP script, located at which resolves to an ISP in China.

If you have received this email, please remember that it is very common for these email scams to be redistributed at a later date with only slightly different content or the same but with the fake page(s) hosted by a different provider. Also, once you have received one of these hoaxes, it is also common place to receive at least another one and usually a day or two after the first, although not necessarily from the same apparent sender.


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Wells Fargo Customer Alert! spoofed email


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