Don’t Be Taken in by the Latest Wells Fargo Text Message Scam!

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If you get a text message supposedly from Wells Fargo, saying that your account has been temporarily locked for security reason, DO NOT click on the link! The message may come from 1410100007 or it may come from another number, it doesn’t matter. Again, do NOT click on the link.

Here’s what the message says:

FRM:wellsfargo-account
MSG:Your account has been temporarily locked for security reason (and then some bogus link)

 

In the case of the samples we have seen, the bogus link is afktpp.com. So the message in its entirety is:

FRM:wellsfargo-account
MSG:Your account has been temporarily locked for security reason afktpp.com

wells fargo scam message

If you do a “whois” lookup for the domain you will see that it was registered just today (May 6, 2019), clearly for the express purpose of this scam. (Whois is how you find out who owns a domain on the Internet, as well as when they created it. It also tells you which domain registrar they used to register the domain, along with other information such as who hosts their DNS.

In case you are curious, the Whois info for afktpp is below. Regardless, bottom line:
Do not click on that link. That text message is a scam.

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Domain Name: AFKTPP.COM
Registry Domain ID: 2387897220_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.namecheap.com
Registrar URL: http://www.namecheap.com
Updated Date: 2019-05-06T13:49:41Z
Creation Date: 2019-05-06T13:49:37Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2020-05-06T13:49:37Z
Registrar: NameCheap, Inc.
Registrar IANA ID: 1068
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@namecheap.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.6613102107
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Name Server: DNS1.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM
Name Server: DNS2.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN Whois Inaccuracy Complaint Form: https://www.icann.org/wicf/
>>> Last update of whois database: 2019-05-06T15:54:34Z < <>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2019-05-06T10:40:31.58Z < <<

 

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