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Wells Fargo warns of phishing scam to get private information

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FILE - This Aug. 11, 2017, file photo shows a sign at a Wells Fargo bank location in Philadelphia. The New York Times and other news outlets are reporting Thursday, April 19, 2018, that federal regulators plan to fine Wells Fargo as much as $1 billion as early as Friday for abuses tied to its auto lending and mortgage businesses. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

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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