Police Warn of Fake Wells Fargo Calls in Iowa

This isn’t directly tax related, but is something to be aware of for your personal finances:  scammers have been calling people in central Iowa, claiming to be from Wells Fargo, and asking for people’s bank account numbers.  Here’s more from KCCI:

Waukee police said numerous citizens have reported the scam.

The call says it’s from Wells Fargo advising customers that their account has been disabled and to enter their account number into the phone to reactivate the account.

Read more: http://www.kcci.com/money/29397902/detail.html#ixzz1ZwWepdhN

As a reminder:  just like the IRS will never call or e-mail you to ask for your Social Security Number, banks will never call you directly to ask for your bank account number.