Wells Fargo Phishing

—–Original Message—–
From: [Wink Dinkerson]
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 8:45 AM
To: [Everybody at Wink Dinkerson’s place of employment]

Subject: FW: Please verify your Wells Fargo account
Gee, this sounds legit.  I should give them all my account information right away.

[clues are in red, editorial comment in purple]

From: Wells Fargo Customers Support [mailto:wells@WellsFargo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 9:34 PM
To: [[Nickname] Dinkerson]
Subject: Please verify your Wells Fargo account

Dear Wells Fargo valued customer! [I’m excited already!!!]
Please read this important message about
security. We are working very hard to protect
our customers against fraud. Your account  [with a balance since 1999 of ~$2.50 held under a different name, and dormant since before I had this e-mail address] has
been randomly chosen for verification.  [What are the odds?] This is
requested to us to verify that you are the real owner of this account [as opposed to the fake owner?]. All you need to do is to click on the link below. You will see a verification page. Please complete all fields that you will see and submit the form. You will be redirected to [the] Wells Fargo home page after verification [to watch your cash slip away] . Please note that if you don’t verify your ownership of account [which account? all of them?] in 24 hours  [I have to wait 24 hours?] we will block it to protect your money. Thank you.
http://www.wellsfargo.com/verify/ [actually, this goes to]
somebody REALLY important at WF – I guess they forgot that part]

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