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    Wells Fargo Debit Card Scam

    Heads up for WF customers...

    Last night I got a call on my cell phone...automated message claiming to be Wells Fargo saying my debit card was being locked because of suspicious activity. Press 1 to unlock.

    Obivously I found that slightly more than suspicious itself so I just hung up and called the number on the back of my debit card.

    Guy interrupted me about halfway through my explination and told me exactly what I thought, that it was bogus, my accounts were fine and it is a phishing scheme.

    Just told me to monitor my accounts for the next couple days, but said everything is likely fine, just a phone scam.

    Then right as I was getting into work my coworker got the exact same call and I told them to hang up and ignore, and double check their account sometime relatively soon.

    Anyone else get this last few days?



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    Re: Wells Fargo Debit Card Scam

    Yep, I have gotten about 10 of them in the past couple of months. Both my wife and I got one lastnight.



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    Re: Wells Fargo Debit Card Scam

    Mine came at 0300 - good thing I had sense enough to hang up. Never know what I'll do coming out of sleep...



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    Re: Wells Fargo Debit Card Scam

    I got a call from a restricted number about 11:45 pm last night. I wonder if that was it.


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    Re: Wells Fargo Debit Card Scam

    Yep, I know at least 2 other people besides myself with WF Debit cards that got the exact same scam. Surprised it hasn't gotten more attention.



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    Re: Wells Fargo Debit Card Scam

    I also got the call from 318-450-4165. Annnnnd, I don't have a Wells Fargo account.


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    Re: Wells Fargo Debit Card Scam

    I got the same call last night around 9:30.



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    Re: Wells Fargo Debit Card Scam

    Only thing I have at WF is a student loan. Please thefters, steal my loan from me.



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    Re: Wells Fargo Debit Card Scam

    Sadly, Wells Fargo looks like it may try scamming us. I hear they want to start charging to use your debit card? Like a monthly fee?

    Anyway, I get so many calls from Wells Fargo, regarding security, even when I make regular purchases. If somebody else also get that many calls, I can see them falling for this.



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    Re: Wells Fargo Debit Card Scam

    Got it a few hours ago. Pushed it to the side and figured it was fake for a few reasons:
    1) I don't bank there
    2) It was a automated call and had only one option, lol


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    Re: Wells Fargo Debit Card Scam

    Sounds like WFC accounts have been hacked. The scammers know the members of the bank. Has WFC admitted to a slip up?


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    Re: Wells Fargo Debit Card Scam

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Sounds like WFC accounts have been hacked. The scammers know the members of the bank. Has WFC admitted to a slip up?
    I see posters above who got the call and don't bank there. Sounds more like they just call randomly in WF's service area phishing for suckers.


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    Re: Wells Fargo Debit Card Scam

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    I see posters above who got the call and don't bank there. Sounds more like they just call randomly in WF's service area phishing for suckers.
    I heard a similar news story on the radio today. Must be a large scale scam attempt.


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