“Your Account Is Locked” Scam 

The message about your bank account isn’t real. 

Who Is It Targeting: Text and email users 

What Is It: A spoofed message that phishes for account information 

What Are They After: Residents in Florida have already reported receiving messages about their Wells Fargo accounts—even residents who don’t have Wells Fargo accounts—claiming that their accounts are temporarily disabled. The goal is to get you to confirm your account information, which hands the scammers all of your credentials. 

How Can You Avoid It:

  • Never verify your personal information or account details to anyone who contacts you.
  • If they reached out to you, they should already know your information.
  • Be aware that this scam manifests from lots and lots of different companies, using text message, email, social media, and phone calls. 

Find more information about current scams and alerts here. For full details of this scam check out this article from Fox4Now.com.


If you think you may be a victim of identity theft, contact the Identity Theft Resource Center for toll-free, no-cost assistance at (888) 400-5530.

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