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:
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:
MSG:Your account has been temporarily locked for security reason afktpp.com
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.
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: email@example.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
URL of the ICANN Whois Inaccuracy Complaint Form: icann[dot]org/wicf/
>>> Last update of whois database: 2019-05-06T15:54:34Z < << 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: 2019-05-06T13:49:37.00Z Creation Date: 2019-05-06T13:49:37.00Z Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2020-05-06T13:49:37.00Z Registrar: NAMECHEAP INC Registrar IANA ID: 1068 Registrar Abuse Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.6613102107 Reseller: NAMECHEAP INC Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited Registry Registrant ID: Registrant Name: WhoisGuard Protected Registrant Organization: WhoisGuard, Inc. Registrant Street: P.O. Box 0823-03411 Registrant City: Panama Registrant State/Province: Panama Registrant Postal Code: Registrant Country: PA Registrant Phone: +507.8365503 Registrant Phone Ext: Registrant Fax: +51.17057182 Registrant Fax Ext: Registrant Email: email@example.com Registry Admin ID: Admin Name: WhoisGuard Protected Admin Organization: WhoisGuard, Inc. Admin Street: P.O. Box 0823-03411 Admin City: Panama Admin State/Province: Panama Admin Postal Code: Admin Country: PA Admin Phone: +507.8365503 Admin Phone Ext: Admin Fax: +51.17057182 Admin Fax Ext: Admin Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Registry Tech ID: Tech Name: WhoisGuard Protected Tech Organization: WhoisGuard, Inc. Tech Street: P.O. Box 0823-03411 Tech City: Panama Tech State/Province: Panama Tech Postal Code: Tech Country: PA Tech Phone: +507.8365503 Tech Phone Ext: Tech Fax: +51.17057182 Tech Fax Ext: Tech Email: email@example.com Name Server: dns1.registrar-servers.com Name Server: dns2.registrar-servers.com DNSSEC: unsigned URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/ >>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2019-05-06T10:40:31.58Z < <<
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SUBJ” Phone At: 628-800-7627 NOW!…
(NOTE- Do Not Click On This Link below ! ! )
(It’s a Scam !)
My scam text from (fake) well-fargo security dept, Says:
(And then about 35 Cap. Letters)
=> This is a scam text, report it to Well Fargo
it you have an account with them. (!)