First and foremost, if you get a strange email asking you to take action, go ahead and delete it versus clicking on it. Legit companies don’t attempt to verify or obtain information in that format. That is my main disclaimer for what I am about to write.
There is one way that you can tell pretty quickly if it is a legit email. Here is an email that I received the other day.
It seems like an urgent request. It instructs not to reply but yet login. Of course, I don’t have accounts at Wells Fargo. Now go up to the from section and highlight the email address from where the email was delivered.
If you scroll over it, you will find that the email is not from Wells Fargo – surprise, surprise
Note – don’t click through any part of an email where you don’t know the sender or are unsure.
ASK BOB about money and investment issues. Bob is always happy to visit with you.
Bob Brooks is a Financial Adviser and host of The Prudent Money Radio Show, which airs daily at 3 PM CST on 91.3 FM, 97.5 FM, and 99.9 FM in the Dallas Forth Worth metroplex. Listen online at www,prudentmoney.com/radio-show. You can reach Bob at 972-386-0384 and online at firstname.lastname@example.org.