Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Update Your Online Account Information

From: Wells Fargo Bank <>

This email with the subject "Update Your Online Account Information" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 12 May 2007 15:55:46 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was Wells Fargo Bank <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Wells Fargo Account Holder,
We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in to your Wells Fargo account from a foreign IP address and we have reasons to believe that your account was hijacked by a third party without your authorization.

If you recently accessed your account while traveling, the unusual log in attempts may have been initiated by you. However, if you are the rightful holder of the account, click on the link below, fill out the form and then submit as we try to verify your identity.

Click here to update your account

The log in attempt was made from:
IP address:
ISP host:

If you choose to ignore our request, we will have to temporally suspend your account and conduct further investigations.

We ask that you allow at least 72 hours for the case to be investigated and we strongly recommend not to make any changes to your account in that time.
If you received this notice and you are not the authorized account holder, please be aware that it is in violation of Wells Fargo's policy to represent oneself as another Wells Fargo user. Such action may also be in violation of local, national, and/or international law. eBay is committed to assist law enforcement with any inquires related to attempts to misappropriate personal information with the intent to commit fraud or theft. Information will be provided at the request of law enforcement agencies to ensure that perpetrators are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Please do not respond to this e-mail as your reply will not be received.

Thanks for your patience as we work together to protect your account.

Security Department
Wells Fargo Securities.

Please update your records or before 48 hours, a failure to update your records
will result in a temporal hold on your funds.

Protect yourself from fraud and identity theft. To learn more, go to

If you have a question about your account, please sign on to your secure online banking session at, click the Sign On button and then select "Contact Us."