Some Wells Fargo customers and non-customers have reported that a 1-800 phone number that appears to be from the bank is wanting personal information.
A representative for the bank said a Wells Fargo phone number, 1-800-247-9215, is calling people posing as an employee.
The person on the phone is offering opportunities to consolidate debt for a zero percent interest rate.
Wells Fargo reps said they are impostors phishing for confidential personal information.
The attempt to collect personal data is a spoof technique where the caller ID displays contact information that is familiar to the customer.
Wells Fargo wants to remind its customers employees will never ask for the customer’s password or direct the customer to a site that is not wellsfargo.com.
If customers receive a phone call requesting sensitive information, they should not respond and disconnect.
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