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How do I know it's scam? I've never had a Wells fargo account in my life. They are stealing logon ID's and passwords when you "log into" their site.

There are four spelling/grammar mistakes in this one.

From: Wells Fargo Online <ofsrep.alert_ict@wellsfargo.com>

Dear Customer,

This message confirms that on Tue 09 09:52:01 PST 2007 a funds

transfers (SIC) was initiated online from your Wells Fargo account to another

customer's Wells Fargo account.

This transfer is pending because we have reason to believe that your account was used by third party (SIC) without your authorization.

The details of this transaction are shown below.

Transfer Date and Time: Tue Jan 09 09:52:01 PST 2007

Transfer Amount: USD 1000

From Account Type: Wells Fargo Account


Receiving Customer Account Type: Wells Fargo Account

Please click the link below , login into your account and aprove (SIC) or cancel

this trasnaction. (SIC)



Wells Fargo Online

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Two in one hour!

Four grammar errors in this one.

Bank of America <security@bankofamerica.com>

Dear Bank of America Member,

For the User Agreement, Section 9, we may immediately issue a warning, temporarily suspend or terminate your membership and refuse to provide our services to you if we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users or us.

Our terms and conditions you agreed to state that your service must always be under your control or those you designate all times (SIC). We have noticed some unusual activity related to your service that indicates other parties may have access and or control of your informations in your service.

We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in to your Bank Of America Account, service from a foreign IP adres! s. (SIC) If you recently accessed your service while traveling, the unusual log in attempts may have been initiated by you. Please Confirm your account as soon as possible to restore your account status.

The log in attempt was made from:

ISP host : c-64-154-34-134.hsfgd1.il.comcast.net

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your assistance in helping us maintain the integrity of the entire system. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.

To Confirm your account click one of the links below, each link is for specified locations. If you don't know your location and get page error (SIC), try other link (SIC) location.

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Easiest way to tell if something is a scam or not is to look at the link they want you to click. It doesn't show up now in the post, but when you are looking at the original e-mail, moving your mouse over the link will show the actual URL on the status bar. The URL they have will be to some weird site in some random country. If you are suspicious, you can always log in to your account by going to the company's site directly instead of clicking on the link.

Once in a while if I'm bored at work and not doing my job, I would click on those links and start typing in random things since it all gets recorded.

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I received two e-mails today similar to yours for my "Chase" account. Got no "Chase" account.

Checked the Properties for the e-mail address. It indicates its from a "chase.com" location. These crooks are getting a little more sophisticated.

My account is at Wells Fargo and they regularly send out e-mails indicating they DO NOT send e-mails with directions to "click" on the attached link. Always exit the e-mail and then access your account with your internet browser from the "official" website.


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