The news that Wells Fargo employees opened thousands of unauthorized bank and credit card accounts for existing customer may make you wonder if you were scammed, too. About 565,000 fake credit card accounts were created without customers’ knowledge and may have negatively affected credit scores, especially if customers applied for a mortgage after the accounts were opened, Bloomberg reported.
If you bank with Wells Fargo, consumers are urged to login to their Wells Fargo online portal and find all accounts under their names. You could also review your accounts at your local bank branch, or requests a free credit report from www.annualcreditreport.com.
If you believe you were affected by this scam, please contact our office immediately.