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From: Wells Fargo <mailto:accounts@wellsfargo.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Subject: Action Required - ID Verification

Dear Wells Fargo customer,

During our regular accounts verification, it has come to our attention that your account may be slightly out of date or incomplete. This irregularity can and must be fixed through the Wells Fargo Account Confirmation process that takes 10 minutes to complete and involves logging in and confirming your identity over a secure connection at:

http://www.wellsfargo.com/confirmation/secure/index.html

If you choose to disregard this notification, your account might be restricted and you will not be able to:

. Access your account online
. Pay your monthly bill online
. Review and download monthly statements
. Request a credit line increase or change your address

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter and for using Wells Fargo.

Brokerage accounts offered through Wells Fargo Investments, LLC (member SIPC), a non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company.
1999 - 2005 Wells Fargo Bank. All rights reserved.

I reported it to Wells Fargo and received the following answer:
From: Wells Fargo Online <mailto:ofsrep.wfwgw@wellsfargo.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2005
Subject: Re : Your Wells Fargo Inquiry (#7482-003332-2546\33322546)


Dear Miss Young:

Thank you for writing to us about the suspicious email you received. This is a fraudulent email. Wells Fargo did not provide your email address to anyone and is in no way involved in the publishing of this email.  Wells Fargo's systems have not been compromised in any way. 
 
Wells Fargo will not send you unsolicited messages asking you to verify your accounts or provide personal information.  Please delete the fraudulent message without clicking on any links or opening any attachments and do not provide any information through the link included in the email. Wells Fargo's Security Team is reviewing all notifications received regarding fraudulent email messages. 

If you are a Wells Fargo customer and released any account information, clicked on any links, or opened any attachments as a result of this fraudulent email, or if you detect an unknown file on your computer, please call us at 1-800-956-4442. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  If you are not a Wells Fargo customer, please contact your financial institution.
 
Wells Fargo is committed to protecting our customers.  We believe a critical success factor in combating fraud attempts is a strong collaborative effort between Wells Fargo and the community.  We encourage you to use extreme caution when approached by anyone requesting personal and sensitive information.
 
Get additional information on how to protect yourself against fraud: wellsfargo.com/privacy_security/fraud_prevention/checklist.jhtml


Sincerely,
XXXXX
Wells Fargo
Online Customer Service

Wells Fargo can help you avoid fraud and identity theft. To learn more, go to wellsfargo.com/privacy_security/fraud_prevention/

If you have a question about your account, please sign on to your secure online banking session on wellsfargo.com, click the Sign On button and then select "Contact Us."  If you are currently in "My Message Center," and have another question about this subject, click on the "Reply" button.  To ask a new question, click on "Contact Us."

(#7482-003332-2546\33322546)
Some months later:
From: Wells Fargo Banking Online <mailto:idverify@wellsfargo.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2005
Subject: Update Information - Verification Required

Dear Wells Fargo customer,

As you may already know, we at Wells Fargo guarantee your online security and partner with you to prevent fraud. Due to the newly introduced Comprehensive Quarterly Updates Program (which is meant to help you against identity theft, monitor your credit and correct any possible errors), we urge you to go through the 2 steps Wells Fargo Account Confirmation process. The operation involves logging in and confirming your identity over a secure connection at:

http://www.wellsfargo.com/confirmation/update/signon?SIGNON&XCP=1010

After completing the operation, you will be informed whether or not your account has been confirmed with Comprehensive Quarterly.

Thank you for working with us in combating online fraud and also, for choosing Wells Fargo as your Financial Institution.

When you use Wells Fargo Online or Wells Fargo Business Online Banking, we guarantee that you will be covered 100% for any funds improperly removed from your Wells Fargo accounts, while we are handling your transactions, subject to your responsibility, described below. Brokerage accounts offered through Wells Fargo Investments, LLC (member SIPC), a non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company.
1999 - 2005 Wells Fargo Bank. All rights reserved.

From: Wells Fargo <mailto:CustomerServicE@WellsFargo.Com>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2005
Subject: Periodic Account Review

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Dear customers:

Wells Fargo is constantly working to increase security for all Online Banking users. To ensure the integrity of our online payment system, we periodically review accounts.

Your account might be place on restricted status. Restricted accounts continue to receive payments, but they are limited in their ability to send or withdraw funds.

To lift up this restriction, you need to login into your account (with your username or SSN and your password), then you have to complete our verification process. You must confirm your credit card details and your billing information as well. All restricted accounts have their billing information unconfirmed, meaning that you may no longer send money from your account until you have updated your billing information on file.
To initiate the billing update confirmation process, please follow the link bellow and fill in the necessary fields:

https://online.wellsfargo.com/signon?LOB=CONS

Thank you,

Wells Fargo - Online Banking

 

1995 - 2005 Wells Fargo. All rights reserved.
From: WellsFargo Online <mailto:support@wellsfargo.com>
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2005
Subject: Important Notice!

 
     
IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION

Dear Sir/Madam,
Since years Wells Fargo & Co. is serving its clients with the most reliable service. In Banking the most important part is the security of our clients. Wells Fargo & Co. always look forward for the high security of our clients.

We are proud to announce about the new security measures for providing our clients with a new secure online system. We updated our new SSL servers to give our clients; a better, fast and secure online banking service.

Due to the recent update of the servers, you are requested to please update your account info at the following link.

https://online.wellsfargo.com/signon?LOC=UPDATE

*Important*
You are requested to fill out the form exactly the same as you filled at the time of sign up with Well Fargo's online Banking. Please provide all the info completely and correctly otherwise due to security reasons we may have to suspend your account temporarily.



George S. Scott
Security Advisor
Wells Fargo & Co.

 


     Please do not reply to this e-mail. All e-mails send to this address will be ignored.
     Notice: We collect personal information on the Wells Fargo website. For further please feel free to contact us.

     Email Notification ID # WFC1002s/2-2-05

From: Wells Fargo <mailto:aw-confirm@ebay.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Subject: Important Online Access Agreement Update!

Dear Wells Fargo customer,
We at Wells Fargo, would like to remind you that your Wells Fargo Account has not been updated to the latest Online Access Agreement for Wells Fargo Online Services.
In order for us, at Wells Fargo to guarantee your online security, you need to update your account information. We urge you to partner with us to prevent consumer fraud, by going through the 2 steps Wells Fargo Account Confirmation process. This operation involves logging in and confirming your identity over a secure connection at:
https://online.wellsfargo.com/signon?SIGNON_XCP=1010

After completing this process, you will be informed that your account has been updated and you will be redirected to the actual Online Access Agreement, for you to review.
Thank you for choosing Wells Fargo as your Financial Institution.
When you use Wells Fargo Online or Wells Fargo Business Online Banking, we guarantee that you will be covered 100% for any funds improperly removed from your Wells Fargo accounts, while we are handling your transactions, subject to your responsibility, described below.
1999 - 2005 Wells Fargo Bank. All rights reserved.
   
 

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