1-800-823-8516 is this Wells Fargo, or?
How many times must I go through this? First BofA, now Wells.
I got a call from 1-800-823-8516 Wells Fargo? An unknown number when I googled it… it’s an “unlisted” phone number.
Was it Wells Fargo? Maybe. How might they make it more believable? How about listing the number on their website?
They didn’t leave a message, but instead called me back again today.
By calling from an unlisted number they are training their customers (millions of them) that if anyone calls, pretending to be Wells Fargo, they should give out ALL their personal information.
All they would have to do is post the phone number on their site, OWN IT and then we would know its actually the bank, not a random phishing scam.
If you googled 1-800-823-8516 and ended up here, I want you to call and complain, be sure to say you think they are promoting phishing with their tactics, and let them know how easy it would be to fix it.
Until then? I say block all unknown callers, do not call back unknown numbers and give them sensitive information, and if you think it may in fact be your bank calling you, then call the main number, the one they list on their website. Anything else, would be uncivilized, and a compromise of your data. How can you be sure its actually Wells Fargo if they don’t publish the phone number they are calling you from?! I don’t trust it, and I would advise you to not give out any information to anyone that might be pretending to be your bank.