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August 8th, 2008

Unauthorized Well Fargo Transactions Endanger Private Details Of 7000 Clinets

According to New Hampshire State Attorney General breach notification, a significant number of unauthorized transactions had been made using Well Fargo’s access codes.

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. has been advised by a reseller of consumer data, including consumer credit bureau data, of suspicious transactions made using Wells Fargo access codes. The investigation confirmed that a significant number of unauthorized transactions had been made. At this time, Well Fargo does not know how their codes were compromised.

The information currently available indicates that personal information including name, address, and date of birth, social security number, and driver’s license number and, in some cases, credit account information was accessed by an unauthorized person or persons. About 7,000 individuals are affected by this incident.

Well Fargo have notified the United States Secret Service and it is investigating this matter. At this time they have already mailed about 2,410 of their clients and currently attempting to find usable addresses to warn the remaining affected individuals.

Well Fargo have arranged a free one-year membership to Identity Guard CreditProtectX3 for affected clients. To sign up for this service at no cost, one of the following actions should be taken by September 15, 2008: visit or call 1-866-271-9434.

For questions, call 1-866-716-9460, beginning Friday, August 1, 2008. Phone Bankers are available to assist you Tuesday through Friday 9:00am and 6:00pm, Pacific Time.

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