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Are You Eligible for $142 Million Wells Fargo Settlement?

Written by Dillon Thompson | Published on 1/20/2019

In July 2017, Wells Fargo agreed to pay $142 million to its customers in a settlement over the 3.5 million potentially fake accounts the bank admitted to opening without their permission.

The agreement means a payout for any account holders affected by the scandal, all of whom were given about nine months to file for reimbursement.

The deadline to file a claim was July 7, 2018. That date has passed, but it’s worth knowing whether you’re eligible for the Wells Fargo settlement, how much money you could receive and when you should expect payment. Here’s everything you need to know about the Wells Fargo settlement.

The $142 million Wells Fargo settlement

The Wells Fargo settlement stems from a series of revelations about the bank’s retail sales practices, which found that for years, Wells Fargo employees had created accounts in their customers’ names without their consent.

These accounts included credit cards, lines of credit, checking accounts and savings accounts, with the wrongdoing spanning a 15-year period between 2002 and 2017. There are three reasons a person may be included in the Wells Fargo settlement:

  • You had one or more unauthorized Wells Fargo accounts opened in your name between May 1, 2002, and April 20, 2017.
  • You had one or more unauthorized Wells Fargo accounts applied for in your name between May 1, 2002, and April 20, 2017, regardless of whether that account was opened.
  • You obtained identity theft protection services from Wells Fargo between May 1, 2002, and April 20, 2017.

The original deadline to file a claim was Feb. 3, 2018. But, in March 2018, a California court ruled to extend that date to July 7, 2018, so those affected could have more time to apply.

When will payments be made?

It’s too early to know when payments will be issued, as the Wells Fargo settlement is wrapped up in an appeal that has stalled reimbursement. The appeal, which, among other issues, claimed the court awarded excessive legal fees to certain lawyers involved in the case, must be resolved before payments can begin.

Once that happens, Wells Fargo still has to calculate the total cost of damages for each claimant. The bank will then distribute checks to each person at the same time.

You can check www.wfsettlement.com to track the progress of payments.

How do I know if I’m included?

The Wells Fargo settlement includes anyone who had fake accounts applied for or opened in their name, as well as anyone who obtained fraud protection services during the 15-year time frame.

Exceptions to this include Wells Fargo employees, court officers who have worked with or are related to the case, and anyone who opted to be excluded.

Those who qualified for reimbursement would have been mailed a notice in November 2017. Customers can check their status by calling 866-431-8549 or visiting www.wfsettlement.com.

How much will I be paid if I’m receiving a settlement?

While reimbursements will differ from claimant to claimant, Wells Fargo has announced what each settlement will cover. There are three types of payments a customer may receive from the bank, depending on the extent of the damages:

  • Fee reimbursement: Anyone who was charged fees for an unauthorized account will be repaid for those charges. For fees charged between Jan. 1, 2009, and April 20, 2017, that money will be paid back. Those who had fees charged between May 1, 2002, and Dec. 31, 2008, will receive a flat-rate reimbursement since the bank said it is unable to calculate the exact cost of those fees.
  • Credit impact damages: Customers who paid higher interest rates because their credit score was harmed by a fake account will also receive reimbursements. These payments will vary based on how badly a person’s finances were affected by a reduced credit score.
  • Additional compensation: After the other payments have been calculated, Wells Fargo will divide the remaining settlement money among all the claimants. The amount each customer receives will vary, depending on how many fake accounts were tied to their name and whether they had enrolled in fraud protection services.

Wells Fargo in the news

The $142 million Wells Fargo settlement hasn’t been the only thing keeping the bank in the news lately.

In late December, the bank agreed to a $575 million settlement with the attorneys general of all 50 states and Washington, D.C. That payment is also tied to the fake account scandal, as well as other issues relating to auto loans and mortgages.

Not every state will get an equal share of the settlement, though. California, for example, is set to receive $148.7 million — about $100 million more than the next highest payout. Washington, D.C., will receive the least money, getting $1,112,853.

The fake accounts scandal also spawned a securities fraud suit, which was settled last March. That agreement, filed by Wells Fargo shareholders who said the bank misstated and omitted information related to the scandal, resulted in a $480 million payout.

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  |     |   Comment #1
I simply adore settlements of any type (just ask my first husband!), however, I know from past experience that sometimes group settlements don't give very large proceeds. I'm not sure about this one.
  |     |   Comment #9
Wells Fargo just recently had another big scandal. NBC local news said they were withdrawing monthly fees from customer's checking accounts, for life insurance they never signed up for? They are paying millions for that fraud. I'm surprised they srill have any clients.
  |     |   Comment #33
I got only $3 randomly sent to me settlement from "Luster Wells Fargo TCPA Settlement"
deplorable 1
  |     |   Comment #2
This is a great website to see if there are any class action lawsuits that you may qualify for. You would be surprised how often you do qualify for one or two of these. Sometimes they are only about $20 but I have gotten a few around $150-$180. They take forever to work through the legal system but they do eventually pay out many times years later.
  |     |   Comment #4
There have been a number of accounts opened in my name over the years; unfortunately my searches show that none have been vicariously opened by Wells Fargo - and all have been opened by me. Guess I've missed out.
  |     |   Comment #85
actually numerous accounts were opened I had five of them open to my name of which I did not approve or know of any of them they were actually fraudulently signing customers names as though we had applied for them and had not now I don't know what they're going to do about people such as yourself or even me that it didn't look to us that they had done something wrong but we didn't learn about it until after the deadline for filing a claim, but I intend to find out I've had my account name fifth and final account with Wells Fargo since 2010!! the original letter that was sent said it was sent to you because you've been identified as someone who's had multiple accounts opened in your name fraudulently without your knowing and the basically since they sent you the letter and you've already been identified you did not have to send in additional claims now it sounds like that's changed but I don't know and there's no one to contact to find out if anyone knows anything about this PLEASE respond or reply - Thx??
  |     |   Comment #5
My family has also been scammed & taken by Wells Fargo lawyers who were supposed to settle my dad's estate Trust.....We lost $1 million due to their diddling & not addressing the situation. Most of 7 siblings are senior citizens, and many of us are in need of finances, others have health issues, or the spouse does. This is criminal. Some of my siblings went to court over this, to no avail.
  |     |   Comment #10
They've actually been doing this a lot longer than the admitted action. The turned me down for a business line of credit in 1994 and 10 days later I opened a UPS package with an open 25,000 Line of credit in my business' name. I'm not exactly complaining . It came in handy.
  |     |   Comment #13
I personally will love to know how much wells Fargo owe me for opening up a mortgage under my name before I've even financed my first home? It took me forever to clear my name.
  |     |   Comment #49
Hey Tammy
WF made a fake mortgage acct on me too and fraudulently/inaccurately reported 2 paid off loans.
Killed my credit rating.
I am suing.

You can actually sue under identify theft and win.
  |     |   Comment #61
Wow, that is unbelievable how long they make us wait for a settlement and hire people plus paying them money to give us the runaround..
  |     |   Comment #14
I been with wells Fargo since 2003, I have almost every single account there Is to have with them , I even take a loan before and paid it off timely.. But I remember back in 2006 , someone from the corporate office called me to go over some suspicious activities in my account, they needed to verify a few transactions... so they ask if I purchase some furniture at a store in Chicago where just 46 mins prior to that transaction I withdrew 40 bucks at a well fargo branch in California.. .And there was another purchase of 300 dollars work of Duncan Doughnut..I mean that's alot of donuts, u can probably feed the empire state building with all that... So I confirm that is not me and just overwhelm on how someone can just use my identity, I was transfer to a credit protection specialist after they told me they was going to place a hold on my account and send me a new debit/Visa card and clear those fraudulent charges on me...I was just concern on how this could happen to me.. I never actually signed up or applied for the identity protection but having it charged every year from 2007 til current ... I want thinking clearly but now I'm thinking about it why do I need protection when they called me to inform me about the suspicious transactions, that means they were already monitoring my account... I was vulnerable at the moment and they insured me that credit protection will be something to look into... little that I knew it, I was already enrolled in it ...
  |     |   Comment #23
my.score.is fairly good and always has been because im very responsible but when things happen and I'm totally not aware that I'm getting ****ed little by little , that's a big violation of trust ..... and my interest rates are so high when I've came a long way to establishing a good credit line...
Robert  T
  |     |   Comment #15
It is April 2019. I have had a wells Fargo dealer services auto loan. We lost a home loan to a car payment. Wells Fargo dealer services claimed it was insufficient funds, when it was not. Gave our perfect credit 90 days late. Wont fix it back. Stephanie at president office has Been awful to work with. My bank sent them statements showing that our money cleared. That it did first time. We didnt ask for money , just our credit fixed. They have been nothing but rude and mean. I have gotten off the phone crying 3/4 of every call. Complied with everything they asked of me. And still dealing with them. Its time i get an attorney
  |     |   Comment #16
I received my check today from Wells Fargo Bank. $1.59 one dollar and 59 cents
April 13, 2019
  |     |   Comment #17
I received one yesterday for $46 and some change. I thought that was chump change but can't complain I guess.
  |     |   Comment #18
I got 61 and change but my check you cant sign bc it has our mailing info on it
  |     |   Comment #20
Same thing with mine. Good way for the lawyers to get even more of the money that Wells Fargo owes customers by issuing checks that can't be cashed.
  |     |   Comment #70
I hope you didn't cash it ! I would have said it wasn't enough !
The Man
  |     |   Comment #19
I am apart of the settlement and only got a check for $9.69 when I was due a lot more. Is there more money coming or is this all we get?
  |     |   Comment #21
How many of you continue any relationship with Wells?
  |     |   Comment #41
I closed out and refinanced my auto loan with another lender.
  |     |   Comment #71
The claim is still pending.
  |     |   Comment #22
I just called and representative stated they have not issued any checks for the settlement.
  |     |   Comment #26
what # did you call?
Papa Joe
  |     |   Comment #25
How do I have someone sue Wells Fargo for damaging my credit. I pay on a truck loan. Never been late but over the years Wells Fargo keep saying that I missed payments. I never missed any payments and I have the canceled checks to prove it. Once I clear up their incompetence which takes many months Wells Fargo does it again. I am going back to Wells Fargo this morning again. They are harassing me with these false accusations. I always have the proof. What can I do to get punitive damages and get Wells Fargo to stop this.
  |     |   Comment #28
Wells Fargo ripped me off in 2005. I know for a fact they owe me money
  |     |   Comment #31
Jay, interesting info...what did you do? Sue them? Keep doing business with them?
  |     |   Comment #29
I'm recieving $5203 thanks to them adding cpi insurance. Fixed my credit too. The car was wrecked and repocessed when I had so much unknown insurance the loan should've been paid off in full. Instead it tanked me financially. Now if only FedEx could stop sending the check to my neighbors so I could cash it that'd be great. Twice the neighbors have recieved it and thrown it out instead of returning it or walking it across the street to me. In the end I'm just so grateful I can't fuss.
  |     |   Comment #30
They already sending the checks out cause I'm part of this and they keep giving me a ring around about when checks will b sent out
  |     |   Comment #72
Go to wfsettlement.com to find out when you will receive a check !
  |     |   Comment #46
Did you ever get your check? how long was you paying CPI to receive that amount? i had one year of unauthorized CPI, when I had full coverage. My documents are currently being reviewed.

Thank you.
  |     |   Comment #53
How did you find out how much you get?
  |     |   Comment #98
How did you go about fixing the credit? I'm supposed to get $11K but the car was repossessed back in 2010.
  |     |   Comment #34
So when do we receive the cash?
  |     |   Comment #35
I just had a issue with wells fargo about someone using my identity and card info in various places.... one of the representatives was so.rude and unprofessional , he told me after conducting their research, based on the information they have gather up , they found that either me or someone I gave permission to use my card since there was a pin number involved..
i almost lost my wig , they said there were similarities with the person using the card on 2 different wells.fargo atm location.. first off how the hell they know how I look like and why they checking wells fargo atm only when my card was used various times are different locations and they are checking dates that I already confirm that I used it on.. after losing some money then telling me that they going to deduct the amount they credited to temporarily, he have the nerves to tell me that just be sure to have the money in my account by the time they take it or it will be overdraft .. despite having all these protection plan charging me every month and all these unknown fees for years they would have the audacity to treat me like this ..
Not your mother!!
  |     |   Comment #76
I went into Wells Fargo in San Clemente, Ca. I had questions regarding a fraud hold put on my bank account. I had plenty of money in the bank. I had no idea what was going on? I did have questions about about overdrafts. Long story short...Wells Fargo couldn't get a hold of the Fraud Dept?? I closed my accounts and the accounts we're actually left open and they drained me of some more overdraft fees. I could go on and on about this Bank they are the worst bank in the world. The Wells Fargo bank representative actually said to me and I quote "Were not your mother, were your bank??" THEIVES IS WHAT THEY ARE!!
  |     |   Comment #38
now they tell us
  |     |   Comment #39
It’s a joke - the claimants receive penny’s and the lawyers and trade commission as well as others seem to benefit the most at consumers expense.
sam diggle
  |     |   Comment #40
Claimants receive penny's [sic] because on their own, they will simply sit around and complain. As with most problems, the people who get involved get rewarded, in this case the attorneys.
The little gal
  |     |   Comment #65
You need to watch the movie Bleakhouse. It’s a Dickens but it’s exactly what is taking place with this settlement. The phrase, “It hurts like a Dickens” really comes to life with this whole mess. It’s always the lawyer’s and the one’s in the wrong that get the dividends. The little guy is the one ****ed over. I’ve actually stuck with Wellsfargo, waiting for the money I paid out but I guess it’s time to cut my losses and close my accounts. The rich wins again!
Mike D.
  |     |   Comment #42
I just got off the phone with the Attorney's Office that are handling the Settlement.


I don't know where these checks any of you guys are getting are coming from, but be careful.
  |     |   Comment #45
Thanks for the info!
  |     |   Comment #47
I don't understand how they are still in business. I had to walk in and ask them please take this credit card that i have canceled and never asked for and send me the debit card i asked for. They seemed shocked it could happened. When i went in to nicely take my money out and close my account they got so wierded out like there would be a run on the bank. It was so ****ing inappropriate. They asked me so many personal questions based on what i was going to do with the money and to talk me out of it they were lucky i didn't make a scene. At no point did i even say i was taking the money out because of wells fargo. You want to get even close your account and ask for it in cash.
  |     |   Comment #48
Very informative article. Thanks!!
  |     |   Comment #50
When will we know more information Mike Bradford 5624725428
  |     |   Comment #51
...ongoing whata they call it tiger kidnappings!!!
  |     |   Comment #52
I had 15 accounts opened under my name and I did not know.
  |     |   Comment #54
What if you lost ur home through Wells Fargo digitally signing forms in 2010?
  |     |   Comment #55
ive had three post cards that stated they owed me money I sent all three in and was told that if I got one of the post cards that I was intitled to a pay back of some sort that was three years ago . I sent a letter asking for information and to date im still waiting....thanks wells fargo…..
Wells Fargo customer
  |     |   Comment #56
My wife and I have just been made aware of a second mortgage on our home. This came about when we applied to refinance our home and found a lien on our property. We both check our credit reports regularly and there is no second mortgage on either of our reports. I suspected Wells Fargo having had involvement in this, so I called their mortgage department and they are investigating this. We shall see what transpires...
  |     |   Comment #57
Also, be careful about refinancing a purchase money mortgage/deed of trust in those states with Anti-Deficiency Act legislation...google it!
Ms white
  |     |   Comment #59
Do anybody have advice for me I'm still waiting on this settlement money I haven't received anything do anybody have a number I can call to speak to some one about this cause it's getting ridiculous I was told some people already got paid I need a number for the lawyer on the case
  |     |   Comment #60
Here is the email address and phone number of the co-lead counsel (lawyer) that is handling the case. you can contact free of charge.
[email protected]
  |     |   Comment #62
I received the notice about a month ago. paperwork said they had a settlement hearing today, 10/28/2019. I havnt read any updates regarding the hearing.
  |     |   Comment #63
I got my settlement for 5.00 that's it. Dont expect to much more then that. Lol
  |     |   Comment #69
I haven't received anything yet. Was it from the wells fargo settlement? I received an 8.00 check from the experian data breach but not wells fargo fake accounts as of yet
  |     |   Comment #64
Where to I insert my tracking number to know what's going on?
  |     |   Comment #67
Has anyone heard anything about when they'll be releasing the checks?
  |     |   Comment #74
The email i reveived said that checks wouldn't go out until late 2019 to early 2020.
  |     |   Comment #78
Just got ours!
El loco
  |     |   Comment #79
Is what you spected?
Jennifer P
  |     |   Comment #68
I had an account in 2004/2005 and was charged a high amount in supposed fees and charges and ended up having to close the acct when I couldn't afford to keep the acct will I be included in the settlement?
  |     |   Comment #77
My wife and I both received checks for almost $2500 each from Wells Fargo after a class action suit for mishandling foreclosure/bankruptcy proceedings. This is the second round of checks we’ve received. Glad I joined the suit on time.
  |     |   Comment #80
What about all the people who had wages garnished after wells cargo had accepted insurance payments for car accidents? Ten years later with no notice? This crap is ridiculous.
  |     |   Comment #81
And there was no notice sent by Equifax for the hack there! All one has to do is see the numbers reported being hacked as compared to those filing claims...the delta is the number that never got the required notice! The fraud is by the attorneys but most importantly by the courts approving shams!!
  |     |   Comment #82
So what happens the 2/13 at court?
  |     |   Comment #108
the last update at the website specifically mentions " Please be advised that the appeals process is ongoing and will subsequently continue after oral arguments", 2/13 was just the beginning of the appeals process, not the end. It can be months, or even years before the courts are finished.
  |     |   Comment #84
Yes my name is Frank Collaso..I bought a nice truck in 2008 paid it for around two years ...Then while at church my truck gets illegally repo and sold at auction...Me i report the truck stolen my insurance pays me the money and i send it to Wells Fargo not knowing that i was scam out of a truck and no money...So now i wait for Justice to arrive my mom co signed for me and she is no longer here with us but she had the most perfect credit..Mine is not really that bad..but it was for a while...Thank the Lord when Justice finally arrives...Amen
  |     |   Comment #86
I actually ended up homeless because of Wells Fargo.
That was caused by the 1st of 5 accounts WF gifted me.
They opened a new checking acct w/o my knowledge and my money was being moved into my newly created checking account. So for three months in a row my rent check bounced, then my card declined the next month the 3rd time I had to pay with a Certified Check.
Not even a week later an electrical fire started in my 1911 rehabed hotel apartment. Everything I owned was burnt, melted or charred beyond recognition, the floor-to-ceiling windows blew out and because it was so old there was lead paint underneath that burned so hot the entire apartment and everything in it was solid black...DESTROYED.
The entire building was a month-to-month leases so because my rent was late 3x in a row including that months rent, the new owner wouldn't lease me another apartment...I was instantly HOMELESS.
I ended up living and sleeping in my car with my dog for 3 months because I couldn't find a place to live. Why? Poor credit AND poor rental history at my last residence! BAD.CREDIT??I'm LIVING in my $40,000 brand new car that I just financed 4 months ago!!? #tf
Not one bit of that chapter in my life was my doing - it was Wells Fargo's crime.
They opened 3 more accounts including a money market account that sat there for 4 yrs with ZERO.DOLLARS in it before I found it. #myWFstory
single mom
  |     |   Comment #87
when will we get our money back?
  |     |   Comment #88
Should be soon. I just received a check for almost $2500...
  |     |   Comment #89
IT is from this settlement?
  |     |   Comment #100
Mine is supposed to be for over $11,000 but I havent received it yet since they sent it to the wrong address before
  |     |   Comment #102
That sounds to much money.
  |     |   Comment #90
Updates from settlement.
  |     |   Comment #91
The actually account holders impacted got the short end of the stick. If you receive any money at all it required you to jump through a lot of hoops. The lawfirms and the states soak up most of it with them acting like actually care. It only the money they care about. Just like the Round Up law suite its easy money for them even if you are the one suffering. They could careless about you.
Paula Harrell
  |     |   Comment #92
How long will it be before people get there money for the Wells Fargo case
  |     |   Comment #110
It could be a long while yet. The appeals process is ongoing (having started with oral arguments on 2/13/20) no payments will be made until the appeals are completed, which could take months or even years.

From the last update at the settlement website (linked in the article above) dated 02/03/2020 states:
"The Court's approval of the Class Action Settlement has been appealed....settlement eligibility and payment amounts will be determined after all appeals have been resolved. This process can take time"
  |     |   Comment #99
Why we didn't get updates from the settlement?
  |     |   Comment #101
What do you mean?
  |     |   Comment #103
Where is the money,we need it in this hard times.
Ripped off
  |     |   Comment #104
I didnt get my payment !!!
  |     |   Comment #105
No one has, to quote the article "It’s too early to know when payments will be issued, as the Wells Fargo settlement is wrapped up in an appeal that has stalled reimbursement". IFAIK no payout date has yet been issued (or at least I haven't found one though a quick internet search). Even if there is a payout date, you'd only get the money if put in your claim by the deadline (which was long since passed), did you?
  |     |   Comment #107
ETA: Removed a I misunderstanding about what you meant. You meant you put in your claim two years ago, not that you got paid 2 years ago. You should be good for when the courts are finished, whenever that turns out to be.

 The last update at the settlement website (linked in the article above) dated 02/03/2020 states:
"The Court's approval of the Class Action Settlement has been appealed....settlement eligibility and payment amounts will be determined after all appeals have been resolved. This process can take time"
  |     |   Comment #111
How do you find out why you were included in the settlement?
  |     |   Comment #113
I find this interesting indeed , because I waa sent forms to participate in this by the OCC and in 2016 as a matter if fact. Then and March 2019 I was told my mediator alleged a Wells Fargo representative called me on March 5th a 2019 SAID that she could only get me 1500 dollars that was because a wells fargo employee was involved. Now due to wells fargo investigations the results showes 22 accounts opened in my name and at that time all the reports I was not allowed to see. But she sais that I had to take the money that it qas bwing sent regardless. So since I filed more claims with the OCC and everytime wells fargo sent mediation forms. As end result of the finally in June 30 2020 we had a remediation , the wells fargo representive had called weeks before assuring I was going to be treated right and other things that had occurred through these accounts like being jailed because one of the accounts had a credit card with the exact numbers as a debit card I had and was using had filed a claim against something I had bout and ewsukted I me doing 22 days in a jail in a county I had never been in.
But as always Fargo was a step a head of me. The results in which I have documents of all relotts and account , well some partial account activity shows that nit only was thus dkne by an employee but my sisters well . And as well as that in the year starting in 2013 up until 2019 the ssa diaabilty has sent ne statementa if over payments resulting in over 185,000 dollars in which that has been taken from my monthly check and been played back. As if this year I have recieved statements that I owe still another 92,000 dollars. Sad it is. I have never seen this in an account and as I said the. Reports I have actually showota if direct deposits from ssa and they where deposited in a way to save I had opened in 2010 and the account qas hidden from me. And the years involved show thus aa a direct and not only unauthorized actions but by an employee and excutive staff and other employees was kept from .e and purposely shows intent to embezzled. And the documents show ebeidence beyond doubt of this . Now I haven't even seen this money, not got mine back. Not has anyone been charged in the employment of wells fargo not civilian. And. The last remediation said representive lied and denied any of this and had the same documents as I did. And you say that the remainder if the 142,000,000 dollars was to be devided ? And just like always another bait and switch , I am still being bashed.
  |     |   Comment #114
I received a check by Fed Ex..from Wells Fargo Customer Remediation for $150.00. My question is is this a legit check or a scam? I would like to deposit it but at this time..I cannot afford any scam whereby I would have to pay back this amt..So does anyone know if this is a legit check from Wells Fargo..can I cash the check? Please let me know asap..as the money is really needed.
  |     |   Comment #115
Wells scam has been going on for years...you don’t need $150! You need to talk to the issuing bank and then your bank
  |     |   Comment #116
I received the same Fed Ex. Wells Fargo Remediation for $150 today. Have you checked yet to see if it's legit?
  |     |   Comment #117
Just called Wells Fargo and they confirmed the $150 Remediation check I received was genuine...yeah! (Wells Fargo 1=800=869=3557) Hope that helps anyone in the same situation.
  |     |   Comment #119
Is that check from wells fargo it self or from the settlement?
  |     |   Comment #120
Is there any way to find out how much we will get from settlement?
  |     |   Comment #121
Waiting for 3 years and after that settlement said am not going to get any money from them,with one open account without my permission and paid almost 3 years of theft protection and no penny from them,am really frustrate.
  |     |   Comment #123
Check came today $150 via Fedex and I don't even remember signing up for it or know how they got my current address but I received a real check from them today.
  |     |   Comment #124
Same mine is for $72.46. I don’t recall signing up for it but I do have a credit line with them and my account was compromised with fraudulent charges and someone also applied for a car loan under my credit. Who knows where it all stemmed from. There is too much of this going on.
  |     |   Comment #126
My husband & I received small tear away foldout cards, with $79.44 for him & $69.44 for me as our settlements from a $142 million class action. Shame on you!!! "Wells Fargo"
  |     |   Comment #125
A bunch of money was charged up on a credit card they had us get with an opened account. We went to them and told them we never activated the card. They claimed after investigation that the charges were valid. Which was not true.
  |     |   Comment #127
I was supposed to be a part of that class action lawsuit they sent me $800 check but with no explanation and then said I was excluded from the settlement....I had the ID theft protection, and they opened up multiple accounts in my name....and they said they lost record of the types of cards I had. I handed them $300 to open up a "secured card" and they lost the security deposit when I closed my account they said I had spent it---then they opened up a new one and did all the fraud. I tried to get compensation for years I alerted the credit consumer agencies and they sent checks to the wrong addresses too one in florida so who the hell knows how much money I was really owed from the class action lawsuit. Since my claim number was lost they decided to exclude me, and apparently I Had multiple cases because they kept going to different cards....
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They signed me up for a credit card before I was even 18. I was like two weeks shy of 18 when they signed me up after I had just deposited my high school graduation money I received. Thanks they got to eff up my credit before I even knew what credit was fully. I canceled it the minute I got a letter saying I was approved, and never saw the actual credit card. I filled about a form about this settlement and was even sent something else in the mail to fill out and send back which I did and never heard anything else. I don’t know how many times I had to fight to get that stupid card to now show up on my credit. I never saw a dime of this settlement and I think I should of. If I would of known this was something they were doing to a lot more back then I would of been seeking a lawyer then but I was also 17. I didn’t fully understand that extent of it all but knew it was messing something’s up.
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Worth a couple of stamps to send a letter stating the facts/documents only (try to limit personal info!) and asking for their assistance even at this date…the regulators are provided above and on your credit report…cc all them AND most importantly senator warren
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A few years ago Wells Fargo robbed me of over $3,000 on a transfer from Europe  (Euros to US Dollar) by telling me that the rate was guaranteed only for transfers over $5,000.000, but only after it happened. They said it was in the print somewhere. It took me hours of search to find this buried information, which should have been on the first page of their exchanges, because it is that important. Individuals like me, private citizens, do not trade in millions.    
Two months ago I paid for a relative (yes... he had no idea it was a scam and asked me to pay for him because he had no access to his funds or the complete information at that moment) to a scammer who said it was Con Edison $3,500 with Zelle. I thought Zelle is a bank app that works the same way my other accounts do - responsibly, and protecting my money from thieves.

 I went to the bank within 10 minutes when I suspected that it was a scam while having the conversation with the scammer, and have asked Wells Fargo to stop the payment. I was told there's nothing they can do. I called Wells Fargo fraud division immediately, within a few minutes, they said nothing can be done. Went to the police, filed a report, nothing on their end either.
Asked Wells Fargo, several times, to provide me with the bank account where the money went, so that I can take the person to court, also a Wells Fargo costumer, and they won't. 
Instead, Wells Fargo sent me useless information couple of times, and a few letters, informing me that they closed the investigation. 
I see that Wells Fargo is robbing me, and helps others to rob me. And they say it is all legal. 
I can't believe this happens in America, as if it is a lawless country. 

Are really banks above the law? Is there really nothing I can do? Do banks have a legal obligation to protect criminals? Is there really nothing Wells Fargo can do, or they just won't. They need the money to flow, no mater from where to whom.

Wells Fargo owns Zelle. That there's nothing they can do cannot be true. 

That they set up this kind of a system where there's nothing they can do should not absolve them of responsibility. They set up this kind of irresponsible system.

They should either change the way Zelle works, or give it up altogether, instead of teaming up with thieves and steal money from their own costumers.

If there's a lawyer out there willing to take on my case, please let me know.
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You Posted

"Two months ago I paid for a relative (yes... he had no idea it was a scam and asked me to pay for him because he had no access to his funds or the complete information at that moment) to a scammer who said it was Con Edison $3,500 with Zelle. I thought Zelle is a bank app that works the same way my other accounts do - responsibly, and protecting my money from thieves."

Is your name Edison? :)

Think you need to have a face to face w/relative Again
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Wells Fargo ,stole my home,I bought as short sale. I did repair over 80,000 and Wells Fargo came for my home,started sale online ,that the previous owner ,owed 49,000 on the property. Sold my home online and left myself and my 3 children homeless ,2015.
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Thieves ,I hope they close all the Banks down. Treacherous,cons
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I spoke with Wells Fargo 2 times and still have not received a check for the identify fraud protection. I contacted the CFPB and what a waste they do nothing to help. So, to sum it up a class action suit means nothing, and you will not be refunded any money taken from your account.

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