Wells Fargo ‘Fraud Department’ Scam Tricks California Woman into Transferring $34K to Scammer

Zack Love
4 min readOct 2, 2022

A California woman loses $34,000 from her Wells Fargo bank account because they already had all of her bank information. This is bad.

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What happens when the bank’s fraud department wants to scam you?

Now scammers are calling people and posing as the fraud department, which is why people need to stay up-to-date on the latest scams.

The following scam story is why you should never blindly trust anyone that calls you claiming to be from your bank.

CA Woman Receives a Call from Wells Fargo ‘Fraud Department’

FOX 26 News reported that Faith Lee from Tulare, California received a call claiming to be from the Wells Fargo fraud department. They told her that their records showed she approved a $25,000 transaction the previous morning. What she didn’t know was that it wasn’t really her bank’s fraud department. It was a scammer posing as the fraud department. (Source: FOX 26 NEWS)

Faith Lee; Source: KMPH

They already had all of her bank information, so Faith didn’t suspect anything suspicious.

Faith Lee said:

“They already had all of my account information so it didn’t…they weren’t asking any questions that would’ve helped them get into as they were on the phone with me.” -Faith Lee (Source: FOX 26 NEWS)

The scammer posing as the Wells Fargo fraud department told her that she would need to make a duplicate charge of the same amount, or else she would lose all of her money.

She did as she was told, and this time, she really sent the $25,000 out of her Wells Fargo bank account to the scammer. (Source: FOX 26 NEWS)

Screenshot; Source: KMPH
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