Wells Fargo fraud alert text message scam

Posted at 12:16 PM, Jul 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-30 14:10:52-04

Police have issued an alert in regards to "Wells Fargo" sending text messages about accounts being disabled on Sunday.

The messages state something to the effect of,"Wells Fargo. Your account is temporarily locked call now XXX-XXX-XXXX," the Cape Coral Police Department said.

People that don’t have Wells Fargo accounts have been receiving the messages as well

These scammers are trying to get people to respond and then "confirm account details" in hopes of getting information.

If you have any concerns about your bank, contact them immediately, from a known-good number.

CCPD is asking anyone who receives a text message similar to this to delete it and block the number.

If you responded to this text message and provided personal information, please contact law enforcement and your bank from a known-good number.