Wells Fargo warns public of phone scam using company’s number

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RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas — Wells Fargo issued a press release making the public aware of a phone scam.

The bank said customers and non-customers have reported they have received multiple phone calls from a Wells Fargo phone number (1-800-247-9215). The callers are posing as Wells Fargo employees offering opportunities to consolidate debt for a zero percent interest rate.

The release said the imposters are phishing for confidential personal information. The call is not originating from Wells Fargo. It appears to be a spoofing technique that causes a caller ID to display contact information that is familiar to the customer.

Wells Fargo reminds the public they will never ask for their customer’s password, or direct the customer to a site that is not wellsfargo.com.

The release said the bank urges customers, if they receive a phone call requesting sensitive information, they should not respond and disconnect.

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