Fake Bank Text Messages

Citibank, Wells Fargo, Chase… Watch Out for Fake Bank Text Messages — Phishing & Zelle Scams

We think that our trusted Banks can protect our money all the time. But somewhere in between scammers manage to trick us that there are safety issues with our accounts and we need to act fast to fix them by clicking the link in the text scam! Don’t fall for this!

Recently the Trend Micro Check Team detected a lot of fake “security alerts” from well-known banks, including Citibank, Citizens Bank, Wells Fargo, and Chase.


Source: Reddit

  • [Notice]: Your CITI debit has been blocked due to unusual activities.Confirm your details at <URL>
  • Citibank: We detected unusual activity in your account. please follow this link <URL> to verify your identity.
  • Citizens Bank: We have temporarily locked your Citizens Card due to unauthorized transactions. To unlock, verify now – <URL>
  • Important Notice From WELLS FARGO! We detected a login from a new device! If this was you, Kindly disregard this sms.If not click <URL> to secure now!.B
  • Citi: Your $2,100.00 payment to Monteral Macon using Zelle® is being processed. Visit <URL> to verify or cancel payments anytime.
  • FRM: ChaseBanking-ALERT-18005 SUBJ:Contact:606-887-NUMBER To Confirm Or Can MSG: oxxx-Did you just Zelle $512.68 To Mark J.
Can you get scammed on Citibank?
If you suspect that you’ve been a victim of identity theft or fraud, call 1-800-374-9700 immediately. You can also forward any suspicions e-mails to spoof@citi.com. For additional tips, and information on fraud, visit our Security center.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the main agency that collects scam reports. Report the scam to the FTC online, or by phone at 1-877-382-4357.
Contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) online at https://www.ic3.gov. Contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-800-372-8347, or online at https://www.postalinspectors.uspis.gov.
If you receive a text from your bank or any other institute, NEVER NEVER click on the link.  And the same if you receive a call stating they are your bank please do not release any information, hang up and you call your bank back.  Scammers are very good at their job, don’t be a victim.  This information was release today 12/9/2022 local KPAX news.

Contact your local Police Department, and your financial institute immediately.