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Phishing Scam Alert: Wells Fargo Customers Targeted By Hackers

Our security team brings you the latest in threat news. This time a malware masking as a major national bank fooled banking customers.

With the controversy that Wells Fargo has endured lately, the last thing this major bank needs is more. Our Threat Analysts at PSafe have discovered a phishing scam using the Wells Fargo name for malicious or criminal purposes. We’ve alerted Wells Fargo about these findings. 

Android users received a message spoofing Wells Fargo’s mobile site asking them to verify personal information by clicking on a link. A serious scam like this is out to grab your personal identifiable information (PII), such as email, full name, and address, Once a criminal has that information, it can be frighteningly easy to access your bank records and steal funds.

It pays to be careful and pay attention to poorly worded language in messages or links that looks suspicious. With the Wells Fargo phishing scam, it’s vital to delineate between a phony mobile site and the real one. The differences are shown here:

With dfndr security, you don’t need to “spot the phishing email or text”. We’ll do the work for you and alert you before fraudsters can steal your precious personal information.

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Besides having the anti-hacking feature on, make sure to activate the dfndr dashboard. Once activated, this intelligent feature is a one-stop dashboard that monitors the total security of your phone in real-time:

The dfndr dashboard notifies you of malicious links when surfing the Internet, runs antivirus scans, and offers other ways to optimize or vitally protect your phone. It’s an easy tool that’s accessible with one tap.

With the dozens of nefarious Wells Fargo sites discovered and blocked by our robust malware technology, PSafe’s threat team is constantly monitoring the impact of these types of attacks.