Class Eligibility

You may be a member of the class if, anytime from May 1, 2002, through April 20, 2017:

Wells Fargo opened a checking or savings account, credit card, or line of credit in your name without your consent, or submitted an application for a checking or savings account, credit card, or line of credit without your consent. This Notice refers to these sorts of accounts and applications as “Unauthorized Accounts.”

or

You obtained Identity Theft Protection Services from Wells Fargo.

Estimated Amount

Varies

Fee Reimbursement: There will be two types of reimbursement. The actual fees for accounts opened between January 1, 2009 and April 20, 2017. For accounts opened prior to January 1 2009 the class members will receive a flat reimbursement as the bank does not have documents to calculate the fees. The amount will be determined once all the qualified members have filed and will be equal to the average Fee Reimbursement payment made to Class Members with an unused Unauthorized Account opened from January 1, 2009, through April 20, 2017.

Credit Impact Damage: Credit Impact Damages are designed to compensate Class Members who paid higher interest rates on loans or credit cards because their credit scores were hurt by certain Unauthorized Accounts (a credit card, line of credit, small business deposit account, or an unauthorized application for one of those products).The attorneys representing the Class Members have hired experts to calculate your Credit Impact Damages.

Additional Compensation:Class Members will receive any money remaining in the Settlement Fund after all claims for Fee Reimbursement and Credit Impact Damages and attorneys’ fees and costs have been paid. The amount of additional compensation you will be eligible to receive will be based on the number of claimed Unauthorized Accounts opened in your name and authorized enrollment in Wells Fargo Identity Theft Protection Services. (Put differently, if you enrolled in Identity Theft Protection Services, that counts as one Unauthorized Account for purposes of Additional Compensation.)

Proof of Purchase

Yes

Case Name

SHAHRIAR JABBARI, ET AL., Plaintiffs, v.WELLS FARGO & COMPANY, et al., Defendants.
Case No. 15-cv-02159-VC
United States District Court for the Northern District of California

Case Summary

The lawsuit seeks compensation for Wells Fargo customers affected by the practice of opening consumer and small business deposit accounts, and unsecured credit cards and lines of credit, without consent. It also seeks compensation for Wells Fargo customers who obtained Identity Theft Protection Services

Settlement Pool

142,000,000.00

Deadline

07/07/2018

Contact


Wells Fargo Unauthorized Accounts Settlement,
P.O. Box 2594, Faribault,
MN 55021-9594
1- 866-431-8549.

116 responses to “Wells Fargo Fake Accounts Class Action Settlement”

  1. j says:

    How can I tell if they opened an account in my name? Like a year ago, I received workers comp checks that was drawn on a wells fargo account.
    Every time I went to cash a check, I had to speak to a rep for them to sign off on it for it to be cashed. And they always asked me like 10 times every visit, if I wanted to open an account. Then they are doing something on their computer, I don’t know what, for like 10 minutes.
    I never gotten anything from them. I check my credit sesame account. It doesn’t show any kind of bank account. Not even my Capital One bank account.

    So where can I find that information at?

    ADMIN – Hi J,

    The admin will make his best effort to contact most class members. If you believe you are a class member you may want to contact the class action administrator to verify.

    • Tamika Moore says:

      I had an account last year and my credit was pulled without my permission

      ADMIN – Hi Tamika,

      This is not about credit pulls. This is about fake accounts opened in your name.

    • Cynthia says:

      Wells Fargo has opened 17 accounts under my name when I called after receiving a letter with my own personal case number for the settlement I called and they told me that they had no history for me whatsoever ever. I don’t understand how a bank that I banked with had no record of me. I went into a branch, no record in system I called fraud prevention specialist and each person talk to told me something different. I was told that I had accounts for money transfers out of the country Plus a dozen more. I was even enrolled enrolled in identity theft protection for five months into thousand 2010.when I sat down at bank at the top of my profile that Was supposedly blank because the information got deleted after seven years was also a life because at the top of my profile was 6years 10 months Since I was last in the bank so they told me after seven years they don’t have any of my information and I said well it’s not been seven years yet so if my information is not here wh is it. The banker told me that she didn’t know who I spoke I spoke with over the phone who told me that I had all these accounts that they probably were looking at a different person even though to go over that information they had to verify me with my social and security questions only relating to me. I called and got a credit check and I tried to see if anything came up from those years but it was so long ago that none of that stuff is in my credit history anymore so how do I know that they didn’t affect my credit applications in the past. Super shady there hiding info!

      • Cynthia says:

        Wells Fargo did have a whopping 17 accounts opened in my name I was able to get the last four digits of each account number the day that they were opened and the day that they were closed but it wasn’t easy. I’m waiting now for the bank to Investigate these accounts and they said by Monday they will have hopefully the information that I want.

    • Brucegooley says:

      I’m a class member of this action with Wells Fargo Grove goalie and I have been abducted from other accounts and identity theft of up to $30,000 I am trying to find out someone to directly talk to in order to find out where my claim form is from when I filed in January before March 6th March 11th of 2018 please contact me at 3 to 3 476-2538 at your earliest convenience please I would like to talk to someone direct not an animated machine I need a person to direct and trace my check that they were going to compensate me for based on my credit based on the loss of what was in the accounts and so far I need a direct contact if not further notices stuff will be that everyone will be investigated on another level of not being able to trace or locate or find my money Congressional level investigation at all protected by the Privacy Act thank you and have a nice day Bruce Gooley Esquire CEO entertainment….

      ADMIN – Hi Bruce,

      We can’t help you. We are like a newspaper of class actions. How about you reach out to class counsel instead?

  2. Margaret Kendall says:

    How do I find out if this was done to me? An IRA I had was bought by WF but I took the money and rolled it into another IRA. They had all my info.

    ADMIN – Hi Margaret,

    You would know because you would have received statements of accounts you did not open.

    • vic says:

      Eh, i don’t think that would be the case. I worked as wells fargo and the people that opened fake accounts would choose a suppress statement option and make the account not viewable online. Or even change the address to which statements were being sent.

      ADMIN – Hi Vic,

      Thanks for the info!

  3. Daniela Reed says:

    I’m not sure if I have a case

    ADMIN – Hi Daniela,

    Did Wells Fargo open additional bank accounts in your name without your permission? If they did you are a class member.

  4. Mark says:

    If I already received a payout from Wells Fargo during non-binding mediation as part of the fake account scandal, can I still join this class action?

    ADMIN – Hi Mark,

    I don’t think you can double-dip, but please check with the class action administrator.

  5. Pam says:

    My husband and I have joint accounts and I have a business account with WF. We frequently received credit cards that we did not ask for, but I didn’t activate any of them. As far as I can tell, no fees were added to my accounts. I did get the email re: the class action. Does this mean I should file?

    ADMIN – Hi Pam

    I would say yes.

  6. Deanna Knauss says:

    I opened an account with them last year and havent heard anything for a check…please email me as what i need to do to get check

    ADMIN – Hi Deanna,

    This is not about you opening an account. This is about them opening accounts without your permission.

  7. Samantha says:

    I have the Wells Fargo ID protection. Why is that included in the lawsuit?

    ADMIN – Hi Samantha,

    Because they may have used your info to create other accounts or in some instances they may have “sold” id protection to people that did not want it nor had knowledge that the bank was about to bill them for it.

  8. Lydia Espino says:

    I had a FirstGroup retirement savings account that was listed on my account that i never opened or had anything to do with. It was on for about a year and then mysteriously stopped showing up. early this year. Does this sounds like im a class member?

    ADMIN – Hi Lydia,

    I have no idea what FirstGroup is. Your best bet is to contact the class action admin to see if you are part of this settlement.

  9. Vanessa Lyle says:

    Please add me to this settlement

    ADMIN – Hi Vanessa,

    You can file a claim if you are a member of the class using the link provided.

  10. Shaundrea Thomas says:

    Had an account with wells fargo

    ADMIN – Hi Ms. Thomas,

    Did you have an account with Wells Fargo that you did not open or authorized? If that is the case you qualify.

  11. Deborah Cherry says:

    They was taking more money out of my account than they suppose to.I was will them about 12years and never had a problem until it changed over to Well Fargo.Every month they was taking out more money.

  12. S.F says:

    Do this go for mysterious money that was deposited in an account and took off?

    ADMIN – Hi SF,

    You had mysterious money taking off on its own?

  13. Ernest Westbrooks says:

    please add me to this settlement.

    ADMIN – Hi Ernest,

    I cannot add you to any settlement. As a class member you must file yourself using the link we provided and completing the online form.

  14. Karen C. says:

    I had a WF checking account. WF opened a Savings account and moved my money from my checking account to the savings account. WF sent me a debit card for the savings account, but I never activated it.
    Do I qualify?

    ADMIN – Hi Karen,

    Did you ask for the savings account? If you did not request the savings account you qualify.

  15. Rosalind Evans says:

    My sister was a victim of Wells Fargo employee mishandling of her bank account over and over again money was always missing from her bank accounts (she was sick and in a re habit i was always getting day passes from the rehab hosp just to take my sister to Wells Fargo Bank because of money missing from her account, they never cleared this matter-up my sister has passed on Dec 2016 is there any way that i can follow-up on this matter on my sister behalf?

    ADMIN – Hi Rosalind,

    I believe you can claim on behalf of the deceased

  16. Penny says:

    DOES THIS INCLUDES AUTO LOANS, STILL GETTING NOTICES ABOUT MY ACCOUNT AS THOUGH IT IS STILL OPEN AT THIS BANK . THE AUTO WAS PAID FOR IN 2015.

    ADMIN – Hi Penny,

    I am not sure if auto loans were also fake accounts. I encourage you to contact the class action administrator to find out.

  17. Desiree says:

    My husband and I both got an email from wellsfargo about a class action settlement. We haven’t noticed anything unauthorized but we could have also not noticed, should we file ?

    ADMIN – Hi Desiree,

    Yes you should consider filing if you received a notice.

    • Claire thompson says:

      I sent some paper work in a few months ago about accounts opened in my name. When should I hear something back. They had a few accounts in my name unauthorized by me. 2003 and 2004.

      ADMIN – Hi Claire,

      Please reach out to the class action administrator.

  18. kb says:

    I notified Wells Fargo in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012 about accounts that were fraudulently opened in my name to no avail.

    ADMIN – Hi KB,

    If you believe you are a class member by all means file a claim.

  19. Susan Schultz says:

    When we moved to Florida from Michigan. We opened a checking and savings account with Wells Fargo. Much to our surprise we were given credit cards we didn’t ask for. We never activated them though are we still part of the class action suit?

    ADMIN – Hi Susan,

    I believe you are.

  20. Leigh Ann Reid says:

    I live in Alabama. I have received emails from Wells Fargo stating that a freeze has been put on my account. I have never applied for credit with them. I have also received two texts stating there has been a freeze placed on my account. I don’t have an account with them. I never applied for credit with them. Should I fill out a claim form?

    ADMIN – Hi Leigh,

    No, this is for people that had or have one account and more were open. In your case it sounds more like identity theft.

  21. Mary Ann Nabhani says:

    My husband and I went to Wells Fargo Bank wanting an account that would pay us interest that we could live on. Instead of doing that, Wells Fargo open an account that paid no interest. In addition to that a checking account was opened. We lost interest for years on a large 401K account.

    ADMIN – Hi Mary,

    This settlement is about accounts that were opened without your permission. It is not about the class of account that the bank opened in your behalf. If your account was non-interest bearing why did you wait years to change it?

  22. Sherry Olivo -Wecht says:

    Ive gotten statements in the past stating i had avcounts i didnt. I notified Wells Fargo at the time Sherry Olivo-Wecht

    ADMIN – Hi Sherry,

    It sounds like you are a class member. Consider filing a claim.

  23. Mary Thomas says:

    I was a victum of my social security, it was stolen and it went to Austriala on a prepaid credit card.

    ADMIN – Hi Mary,

    Your social security went to Australia? Who prepaid the credit card?

  24. Mary Thomas says:

    Somehow I had a house that was coming up that Wells Fargo was the lender, I did get that straightened. I would like to know if you have a list of accounts with names on it.
    Mary J. Thomas, lived in Midland Texas until 3 years ago and now I live in Abilene, Texas

    ADMIN – Hi Mary,

    I don’t

  25. Mary Thomas says:

    I would like to know if you have a list.

    ADMIN – Hi Mary,

    We don’t but the class action admin maybe has one. Have you reached out?

  26. darrell moaton says:

    I open a wells fargo account when I tried too make a deposit they said that I had a previous balance in which I tried too make a withdrawl from. I had never had a account with them . do I quailfy

    ADMIN – HI Darell,

    It sounds like you are a potential class member.

  27. Maria E Alvarez says:

    Not sure if account was open

    ADMIN – Hi Maria,

    If you had an account open you would see evidence in the form of a statement or money being moved out from your regular account.

  28. Deanna Karacostas says:

    My mom had a charge line and a credit card opened in her name without her consent.

    ADMIN – Hi Deanna,

    It sounds like your mom is a class member.

  29. William says:

    Where do I find the claimant number

    ADMIN – Hi William,

    In the postcard that was sent to you. If you did not receive a postcard you have to file using the path for those without a number.

  30. mike Espenshade says:

    they opened a account in my name without my knowledge reported for over a year as a bad account .told them go fly a kite not responding to a account i did not open

  31. TIffany Lewis says:

    Back in 2003-2004 I was told by a Wells Fargo teller that there was an account opened with my social security number under a different name. Wells Fargo ended up closing MY account and I had to go back into the bank to convince them to close the fraudulent account and keep mine open. I have been fighting identity theft on each on my credit reports with each bureau since then up until 2 years ago. I still have incorrect addresses and names on my credit report to this day, the same information on the fraud Wells Fargo account. I was under age when this happened and had no idea how to fix credit or how anything worked. I have been through hell and back trying to fix this. I have all the documentation to back this up. I did not get a Claimant ID Number and would like one OR I would like to open up my own suit against Wells Fargo. Would you please contact me so we can go over?

    ADMIN – Hi Tiffany,

    Class Action Rebates is not the administrator thus we are unable to contact you or provide you with any assistance.

  32. Cindy says:

    How do I file a claim if they reopened an account I had closed as a minor in 1997, then just reopened another account with my name on it with my guardian a year later without my consent. I only found out when they contacted me offering services.

    ADMIN – Hi Cindy,

    Please refer to class eligibility. Due to your dates you do not qualify.

  33. Sabrina Marquez says:

    Not only did they open a savings account under my name which I did not authorize, they then came after me (collections) for fees I didn’t want to pay associated from the unwanted account.

    ADMIN – Hi Sabrina,

    Don’t forget to file your claim.

  34. Brandy says:

    They opened a line of credit in my account that was linked to a credit card without permission, but I ended up using the card anyway. Does that disqualify me.

    ADMIN – Hi Brandy,

    If you used the card I don’t see why it is a fake account. You made it a real one through usage.

  35. Kathleen Golden says:

    Me and my husband had a mortgage with them and I went in and asked for a business loan. They gave me one but not knowing it was a second mortgage without my husbands concept.. His name was also on our house and we found this out after we sold our house and lived in a new place. We had to file bankruptcy and they called me telling me I was going to jail for fraud. Well it was included in the backrupcy thank goodness. My question is how could that have happened without my husbands knowing

    ADMIN – Hi Kathleen,

    We don’t have enough information to answer your question.

  36. Ruth Vitale says:

    In 2015 I had a new heating unit installed. The financing went through Wells Fargo. I expected to be a “Loan” type of account but it turned out to be a “Credit Card” and the interest was 9.9 percent. I did not apply for that “Credit Card”.I ended up paying over $100 in interest in just 2 months. At that point took money out of my retirement funds to pay off the “Loan”. Does this qualify for this class action suit?

    ADMIN – Hi Ruth,

    If you accepted the monies it does not. If you knew it was a credit card and you still used it you are responsible for the debt.

  37. Stephanie T. says:

    I received acct. summaries in mine and my childrens name but no longer have the papers.. how can i prove this to show im eligible.

    ADMIN – Hi Stephanie,

    If you have account summaries that should suffice.

  38. Gwendolyn Baskin says:

    Yes, they opened and sent me a Credit Card , which I never applied for.

    ADMIN – Hi Gwen,

    We encourage you to file a claim if you are a member of the class.

  39. Olivera says:

    Wells Fargo opened accounts without our knowledge or permission on several occasions. These accounts had charges made to them that we did not make or authorize in any way. Some were outright fraudulent, some were auto charges that defaulted to the card because the number was on file from when we had this account open before. We paid the auto charges that somehow “defaulted” to the card but we did not pay the fraudulent charges. Each time we called, after much discussion and wasted time, they “suspended” or “closed” the account,and then it would happen again. We did NOT want the account any more and wanted nothing to do with them. We only learned of it when we received bills for the unauthorized charges. Once we were told there was no way to close the account and that at best we could only inactivate it although it would automatically activate again at some point in the future. They refused to go away! I believe this has affected our credit rating which should be and always has been excellent. They even caused arguments in our marriage because they said it was the wife opening the accounts to make these fraudulent charges without the husband’s knowledge! Of course this was all a complete LIE! What kind of horrible company would do such a thing? We would like to file a claim but do not have a claim number needed for the online form. Who can we call to get the claim number for our case? Thank you.

    ADMIN – Hi Olivera,

    Contact the class action administrator

    Wells Fargo Unauthorized Accounts Settlement,
    P.O. Box 2594, Faribault,
    MN 55021-9594
    1- 866-431-8549.

    • Holly says:

      This is what happened to my husband and I as well…

      ADMIN – Hi Holly,

      If your husband is a member of the class by all means file a claim.

  40. Ms.T says:

    I had Wells Fargo before it ever came to this town on my card it had 16 yrs this would be the third time I had to close an account. But this last time in 2013 I thought it was only 2000$ but they found another $6000 and not politely told me I would never get my money. They know for years I called and made complaints with garbage like a whole crew fired and getting ride of me it”s 2017 told everyone word of mouth told Wells Fargo I will be lawyering up and I want my money. They know they were wrong I’m older now and need my money. Put me on your list I have the proof finally your employee printed it out and called the 1-800# where they told her to get rid of me she said it is too late now I told her before it was here is your card I wrote the date I first came to see you forgot me already. This $ was in my savings which I never touched.

    ADMIN – Hi Ms. T,

    To file a claim you must use the link we provided and follow the instructions as set by the class action administrator.

  41. Marilyn kalanz says:

    I opened an acct for my daughter she was allowed to overdraw the account after I had closed the account. I was told that once account was closed no transactions would be allowed. I paid the overdrawn amount and they allowed her to continue to take cash out when I was told account was closed

    ADMIN – Hi Marilyn,

    This settlement is about accounts opened without your consent. The account you describe was opened with your permission.

  42. Leslie Propheter says:

    I had an account at W. Fargo for quite a few years after 2002. I closed it to go to a local bank
    but kept a Visa card opened with them. No one has mentioned anything about my past account
    having been compromised.
    How do I find out if they had opened accounts in my name?

    ADMIN – Hi Leslie,

    You would know if you have extra accounts because they would reflect in your credit report or you would get statements from unknown accounts.

  43. maria T ware says:

    I had a car loan through them, how do I find out if another account was opened in my name?

    ADMIN – Hi Maria,

    Most people find out because they receive statements in the mail. You can also check your credit report.

  44. Larry T Rockhill says:

    I am NOW a homeless veteran

    ADMIN – Hi Larry,

    I am sorry about that. If in addition to your current struggles WF created fake accounts in your name please consider filing a claim.

  45. Larry T Rockhill says:

    If they screwed me they should pay $$$$$$…

    ADMIN – Hi Larry,

    I agree. If they did something illegal against you they should absolutely pay.

  46. Julie Lahti says:

    Someone has been withdrawing unauthorized from my Capital One credit card accounts and I was with wells for a number of years does this qualify

    ADMIN – Hi Julie,

    I don’t think it does. It sounds like you are the victim of identity theft.

  47. Denise says:

    My husband received a 1099 for a debt charge off from Wells Fargo. When he called them, they told him to disregard it. I am wondering if there was an account opened then closed under his name – if so, will he receive something that says he is part of the settlement class?

    ADMIN – Hi Denise,

    It sure sounds that way. I encourage you to contact the class action administrator.

  48. Victoria Lee says:

    Does this suit cover escrow accounts opened without permission on mortgages?

    ADMIN – Hi Victoria,

    It does not.

  49. A.L.MILLS-DASH says:

    will make contact with bank follow info to sue….have documents to prove my accounts.

    ADMIN – Hi A.L,

    Try reaching out to the admin to see if they can help.

  50. George Harden E. says:

    George I have an w.f. account. Started 1/2014 for about two months everything ok with banking. And then w.f. said that I had over drawnmy account. I WAS WORKING 7/10 NO TIME TO money. And money still coming out . I know how much I spend .what ever I spend. That’s amount comes out again. Like w.f. is dribble dipping. Need help.thanks.my mailing address for my first debt card was different from my mailing address.

    ADMIN – Hi George,

    Contact the class action administrator to see if they can give you some guidance.

  51. Bryan says:

    what if you have had a shareowners account since 2010 from your employer but dont recieve and mail or anything on it?

    ADMIN – Hi Bryan,

    Most likely you are not a class member.

  52. beverly alcorn-poon says:

    wells fargo was so dirty please add me. had so many accounts with them…I know I am in this class

    ADMIN – Hi Beverly,

    To be added to a settlement you must file a claim using the link provided.

  53. Cindy Kaye says:

    My Mom had a trust account at Wells Fargo. The trust had stock holdings with a very sizable amount of money that should have lasted more then the rest of her life. The trust papers specifically said none of the stocks could be traded or sold with out my Mothers written consent. The Wells Fargo Employee was the trustee for my Mothers trust account. Behind my Mothers back and without her verbal or written consent, sold her stocks in a very lucrative oil company and Bought Wells Fargo stocks with the very large sum of money my Mother had made from that sell. Of course Wells Fargo stocks are and have been crap stocks for a very long time and still is! Not only was this done against the legal trust, And Against my Mothers knowledge it was an act of conflict of interest. Because of the illegal actions of this Wells Fargo employee (TRUST??EE) My Mothers Trust ran at of funds long before She passed away. Eventually after the funds were so low, Wells Fargo told her to come down and close the trust. ” The funds were no longer viable to keep in the trust.” In other words the trust was not paying Wells Fargo enough to keep it open! I am not sure if this fits into this class action Lawsuit. I just wanted to vent and let People know how underhanded & despicable Wells Fargo is! If they didn’t already know!

    ADMIN – Hi Cindy,

    I don’t think actions by a trustee are included. I would hire private counsel to pursue this matter.

  54. trudy medrano says:

    I contacted them when I found out that instead of a Teen account for my underage son they used my social to set up an account in my name. They fixed the fees and then gave me a 50.00 “courtesy” credit for the mistake. In that case I do not need to do the class action since the resolved it right? They read a lot of stuff off a paper….your could tell

    ADMIN – Hi Trudy,

    If you still got a postcard you should consider filing.

  55. Haleigh says:

    Are student loans apart of this?

    ADMIN – Hi Haleigh,

    Was it a fake student loan?

  56. Vickie says:

    These people opened up 5 accounts in my name all in 2015 that I didn’t even know about. The only way I know because I had to call them to figure out about the 2 that was on the form they sent me. They apologized but come on5 accounts really. I had to make more phones to get to them to get all the information on the accounts and dates. That’s crazy. I’m pretty sure everybody that is eligible for a settlement is wanting to know how much they are getting. I asked them is that the reason why I was flagged from opening accounts from any bank they said yes and that they were going to take that off. I just really eat this to be over. I don’t want to be stressing about fake accounts in my name and me getting flagged .

    ADMIN – Hi Vickie,

    File your claim and continue checking with us. We will update everyone as the case moves forward.

    • Vickie says:

      Be honest about it. Aren’t the members going to get between $20 to $50 as far as settlement goes??

      ADMIN – Hi Vickie,

      I have no idea how much the members are going to get.

  57. Vickie says:

    Sorry to burst anyone’s bubble but it looks like we’re gonna be receiving $20 to $50 so fyi look it it up..

    ADMIN – Hi Vickie,

    Always quote the source of your information when leaving comments at class action rebates.

    • Vickie says:

      Wonder if I could post a. Screen shot on here let me try..

      ADMIN – Hi Vickie,

      If you want to send a screenshot you can always do it via PM on Facebook if you follow us there.

  58. Maydeen Ogara says:

    As a current Wells Fargo member, I have een receiving two cc from Wells Fargo since early 2015.
    I suspect tge bank has opened a line of. redit under adifferent credit card number, in my name.

    What do I need to do/who do I need to contact in order to follow up on this!

    Best,

    M

    ADMIN – Hi Maydeen,

    You could check your credit report or you could have the bank check all the accounts registered and active under your name. Also they are currently auditing records to identify potential class members and send them notifications accordingly .

  59. Lindia says:

    Hi i believe that i am a class member because i got emails telling me to go to my account and get my deposits. I have never seen where all these depisits go but i never received them. I also received confirmations saying that they know i received a depisit for 12 681.67 and many other amounts. I have so many emails stating this but i don’t know what accounts they mean. I have also had much trouble with my credit. I cant explain. I received threatening emails saying that i should report to court because im being sued. I dont know what they are talking about. I have been told that tney are going to send warrents for my arrest. So what do i do to make sure my name is on this list. I do beleive i received a letter. Please let me know what to do.
    Lindia

    ADMIN – Hi Lindia,

    This settlement is exclusively for fake accounts and not necessarily for identity theft.

  60. pr says:

    i just found out about this and i am a class member, how can i submit if its passed. this happen to me.

    ADMIN – Hi PR,

    Once the deadline has passed you may no longer participate.

  61. Rimikka Elbert says:

    My name Is Rimikka Elbert and I’m being patient for my payout I hope every one’s equally paid out fair God Bless!

  62. Christopher says:

    Is there a list important dates for this case? Thank you

    ADMIN – Hi Chris,

    The list is located on homepage.

  63. DOROTHY BROWN says:

    My name is Dorothy L. Brown and I was residing at 6425.s. Lowe apt. 1802. Some checks from Wells Fargo was cashed without my knowledge and authority. I receive SSI. They suspened my check starting March 1, 2018 assuming that I had knowledge of those checks that never reached my hands. SSI showed me a letter from the IRS with the checks amounts and bank accounts numbers. Again, I’ve never received any of those checks. I had heard about the Wells Fargo scandal on the news awhile back. I figure I fell victim to those circumstances. Can you please help me. Thank you from your time and consideration.

    ADMIN – Hi Dorothy,

    We can’t help, we are simply an informational website.

  64. Paul says:

    Im in the settlement with 8 fake accounts how much will I get

    ADMIN – Hi Paul,

    You will get a proportional share of the settlement based on the number of valid claims. The admin won’t know that until he finishes validating claims.

  65. Bryan Novotny says:

    I got a letter from Wells Fargo saying. We are providing a list of closed checking savings credit card and a line of credit accounts that our records show were opened May 1 2002 through April 20 2017. I got a list of 5 accounts from Wells Fargo and there might be more.. and get this I didn’t get this list till January 31 so needless to say iam amending this settlement form.. thank you Bryan N

  66. Paul Young says:

    So what happen with the settlement have not heard nothing new

    ADMIN – Hi Paul,

    The deadline was extended until July

  67. Bryan Novotny says:

    I heard the filing deadline was extended to july 7 is this true.. Wells Fargo sent me a letter with 5 accounts that were opened and closed in my name with out my consent new nothing about these accounts.. and to top that off they sent it to me January 31 when the original deadline was February 3.. I did amend the settlement form thank you Bryan N

    ADMIN – Hi Bryan,

    Yes, the deadline did change

  68. kimberly Ayers says:

    I have received a few emails from wells fargo. Since my acct was stole at one point from opening one, I have since just been deleting them. The header states-Wells Fargo-Settlement. It’s from a wellsfargo@connect.wellsfargoemail.com is this an address they are sending from in lieu of contacting people? I would like to know.

    ADMIN – Hi Kimberly,

    Have you contacted Wells Fargo to ask?

  69. Reginald Deny says:

    Hi. I am am ostrich farmer by day and an Eggo brand waffle collecter by night. I don’t make a lot of money raising those pesky ostriches but I must say that I do okay with my Eggo collection. Someone in Wells Fargo must have caught wind of that special antiquated Maple Syrup sent that is specific to Pancake and Waffle Collectors and bygolly that employee must have deduced that I am making a killing in the Waffle Collection business. Can you believe that they opened a fake account in the name “Let go my Eggo”! The nerve of these Wells Fargo employees! Everyone knows the correct name should have been “Leggo my Eggo”… can I file a lawsuit and claim emotional damages? I am so distraught that I quit milking my Ostriches and Animal Control had to perform an emergency Ostrich milk gland removal on two thirds of my herd… worst part was 4 of them were make ostriches pretending to be females in some sort of sexual defiance move or so says Animal Control…. but believe you me, those angry peckers were just out to “get their rocks off” if you know what I mean. I need this money… oh man… I need this money.

    ADMIN – Hi Regi,

    Happy Friday! Sorry about your ostriches and your waffles.

  70. Dee says:

    Hmm. I wasn’t added to this claim but Wells Fargo opened a fake business account in my name a few years back which ended up putting me into negative. Eventually the account was closed. How do I get involved in this? 🤔

    ADMIN – Hi Dee,

    If you believe you are a class member consider filing a claim.

  71. José Manuel Navarro Flóres says:

    Soy José Manuel Navarro Flores gracias necesito información

    ADMIN – Hi Jose,

    Click on the link that leads to the official page.

  72. Dusty says:

    I have already filed my claim for the lawsuit but last year I opened to what I knew to be my first account with them,After receiving my Debit card in the mail it said “customer since 2009” (I’ve saved the card but I have closed the account and will never bank with them again) I guess my main question is is there a way or should I send my card/picture of card if it’s of any value for the case

    ADMIN – Hi Dusty,

    You could send an envelope with a copy of your card and reference to your claim number using the address posted above.

  73. William Schreiber says:

    Probably around five – seven years ago when I received my monthly statement for my two business accounts, there was a third account opened. I called the local branch where I had opened the original accounts and complained; they eventually agreed to close the account. Is this consistent with other customers’ experiences? I no longer have a paper trail; is the burden on me to prove that this indeed occurred?

    ADMIN – Hi William,

    There are auditors looking into the records. I believe they are contacting people upon discovery.

  74. Ronaia Mcgee says:

    My car was repo by wells fargo i got a car through tru auto ,i gave them my income vetification 2 of the verifications had my sons ssn numbets on them that i forgot to mark off the paper work could my sons b a victim to this scam

    ADMIN – Hi Ronaia,

    Potentially. It is always a good idea to run a credit report to see if you see anything odd.

  75. Sarwat Omar says:

    My husband and I have joint accounts in 2001 till 2010. Then I opened an account again with Wells Fargo in 2014. During 2001-2010 we got credit card we did not ask for and we didn’t use it. I don’t have any information for my first accounts and credit cards. How do I know if I can file and what will be require to proof that we got credit card we did not ask for? I did get the email re: the class action. Does this mean I should file?

    ADMIN – Hi Sarwat,

    If you received an email you are most likely a member of the class.

  76. Sarwat Omar says:

    I talked with the Wells Fargo representative given number on the https://www.wfsettlement.com/mainpage/Home.aspx. they said that even my name is in the list but they said they are third party dealing with settlement and give me another number to get my bank account records. Since I closed those accounts and don’t have any information on hand and they said they don’t keep the account information more than seven year. What I suppose to do now to fill out the claim form. Is there any way I can get my banking and credit card record?
    Thanks

    ADMIN – Hi Sarwat,

    Try visiting a Wells Fargo Branch and ask to pull all records associated to your social security for the last 7 to 10 years.

  77. Jody Herrick says:

    I was on the protection program and after hearing of the Wells Fargo ghost accounts. I didn’t feel as if my information was safe and switch to a different bank should I fill a claim.

    ADMIN – Hi Jody,

    You should only file a claim if you received a claim # or if you are certain a fake account was opened to your name.

  78. Rhonya Warfield says:

    I had an account with WF about 4 years ago…While I was with them I only opened a checkings account but later found out they were transferring money from my checking to savings account .I didn’t authorize,I thought that the savings account came with the account ..is this a claim?

    ADMIN – Hi Rhonya,

    Yes

  79. Washington says:

    I think someone opened a account in my name last year because well fargo called me about a fraud check that was put in my account witch I don’t have with them I had a account with them in 2014 or 13 but not last year

  80. Daniel Wakaba says:

    I opened a checking account but after a while, I saw they added a saving account which exists up to today.
    I don’t remember asking them to add a saving account on top of the checking account I had. How do i
    find out if am eligible to file a claim or not?

    ADMIN – Hi Daniel,

    You can contact the class action admin directly to check

  81. Dresk says:

    I noticed a credit increase of my cc which I did not ask for. Also, WF sent me a letter of the settlement info which I lost a while ago. I tried to file but it is asking me CLAIMANT ID. Where do I get this?

    ADMIN – Hi Dresk,

    You can contact the class action admin directly to obtain your missing claimant ID

  82. Mara Jensen says:

    I had an account with Wells Fargo during this time, but I set my profile up as paperless. How would I find out if they opened accounts without my permission?

    ADMIN – Hi Mara,

    Lots of people are receiving correspondence to let them know that they are members of the class.

  83. P Correa says:

    Name Pablo C.
    My credit was used to buy a house in New Jersey. They used my social security number and I had many problems when I decided to buy my own house, at that moment I noted this situation. Then, when I decided to buy my car I had to pay a high rate of interest because my credit was destroyed because the mortgage for that house was unpaid. This situation happened twice because for a second car this person claimed a bankruptcy in my name. Wells Fargo has all this information and the first time the I informed this issue they use my complete personal information and then tried to collect this unpaid mortgage to me. At this moment I don’t know who I can trust. A case was submitted by Wells Fargo to the New Jersey Courthouse and the judge was in my favor and ordered to Wells Fargo to delete the mortgage in my name but they still send me information about the house in my mailbox.
    For five year I had to live in an apartment that had cockroaches because my credit was destroyed by Wells Fargo. I tried to hire a lawyer but the high amount of money that they requested was too high. My wife who worked for the courthouse in Puerto Rico was the person that did every step in the New Jersey Courthouse because she has the experience. The judge also sends me to hire a lawyer because she understands that Wells Fargo did something wrong with me, but the case that the Judge handled at that moment was a foreclosure and she also told me that she can’t may a verdict in a Civil Action because her room is only for foreclosure, but I can open a Civil Action for the damage that my family and I received. I think I deserve justice, but hiring a lawyer is too high for us. Is hard to trust someone at this moment. This situation started in 2009

    ADMIN – Hi Mr. Correa,

    You may be able to locate a public advocacy firm that can help you at low cost.

  84. Danielle Mickelsen says:

    So, back in about 2013 or so I was trying to find a good bank to go through, so obviously I wss keeping my options open & wanted to gather information on the banks that I was looking into. I provided the woman with my information as she asked for it to look into my options. Literally within the week, I found out that she used my information to create an account in my name without my permission or consent. I was extremely aggravated, but I felt like I was given no other choice. I didn’t like conflict, so I remained silent. I felt obligated to have the account… like something bad would happen to me if I were to say something about it to anyone. I felt & still feel violated, used, untrusting & taken advantage of. I have no idea how I could access the information to prove & plead my case. Am I able to join this?

    ADMIN – Hi Danielle,

    If you are found to be a member of the class you will receive a postcard with a claim #

  85. Laureen Birtch says:

    My email is laureen.birtch@yahoo.com
    I am concerned I am a victim of wells Fargo bank
    My husband became disable and we were forced to claim bankrupt. When we filed we were told by the county and lawyer there was no mortgage so in the situation we were advised by lawyer not to pay. A couple years in wells Fargo all of a sudden had a mortgage and modified our mortgage and added 89,000 dollars to end of mortgage. My husband from the beginning felt we were a victim to fraud. How can all of a sudden a mortgage appear? Are victims of their fraud acts.

    ADMIN – Hi Laureen,

    We are simply an informational website and we are able to assist you. If you are a victim of fraud you need to address it through your local authorities.

  86. Dramisha Jackson says:

    Hi I filed a claim when and how much will I receive payment.

    ADMIN – Hi Dramisha,

    It is not known at the moment.

  87. william g says:

    seems to me that the responsibility to locate and reimburse account holders of wells fargo should be done within the bank and checked by gov’t agencies to make sure that we are protected and/or receive compensation.
    I have been with wells fargo for years…and although i believe i have been treated honestly i’m not sure.
    especially with fees i now owe after i was told my cc was upgraded….and merged with my no interest acct.

    ADMIN – Hi William,

    I don’t think the bank will proactively take care of this matter.

  88. Sarah L says:

    I looked into a line of credit with Wells Fargo in 2014 but did not authorize them to actually move forward with the loan. It was for $32,000 and randomly showed up online under my accounts and when I called to tell them I didn’t authorize it they said they would close it. Fast forward a month and the first payment for this loan automatically was deducted from my checking account. I again had to call and they closed it and sent me an email. All of this email correspondence was via wellsfargo inbox and have since been deleted so I only have an email of the initial dispute with them. Do you think I have a case? I am sure this affected me credit. Thanks for the advice in advance!

    ADMIN – Hi Sarah,

    Contact class counsel. Their information is on the official page

  89. William Walker says:

    I banked with wells fargo from 2013 until 2015 I really just checked my balance and went on my way. I still have all of my account information. do i find out if I qualify

    ADMIN – Hi William,

    If you qualify you will be contacted by the class action administrator.

  90. John/Bertha Snead says:

    I did received an e-mail of ” Notification of Wells Fargo class action settlement”, so I did go to my local Wells Fargo Bank and talk to a Bank officer, she wouldn’t tell me whether I was on the settlement list or not. Where can I find this information?
    Thank You.

    ADMIN – Hi John,

    Contact the class action administration.

  91. jan says:

    hello I receive an email from wells Fargo to fill out my claim it says I have until JULY 7 should I submit the form I have no idea if they opened an account under my name

    ADMIN – Hi Jan,

    Yes

  92. Shyler says:

    Hello, I never recieved any bank statements, emails, or other communication from wells fargo letting me even know a fraudulent account had been opened. I found out when wells fargo decided to put my fake account into collections. I reported it to the credit bureau, stating the account was not mine. It is no longer open, but is still showing up with an unpaid balance, albeit no longer changing my credit score. I’m not even sure how many accounts could, or are currently open. It just dumped it all into collections. How would I find out if I have fraudulent open accounts still, that possibly haven’t gone to collections? And does this qualify me for the lawsuit?

    ADMIN – Hi Shyler,

    Reach out to class counsel.

  93. Shyler says:

    Ah, so if we recieved the email we are eligible then?

    ADMIN – Hi Shyler,

    Most likely.

  94. Roberta Duckhead says:

    My name was on the list and I called and did the computer filing claim form on line. Never did I get the paper work that I was told on the phone I would receive it. Anyway, I don’t remember signing up with fraud protection when WFB took over the bank I was banking at. Question is…I haven’t heard nothing from this law suit and I keep looking to see if there is any new news. There isn’t. Can you tell me whats going on? Are people getting their money back or is it still in court?

    ADMIN – Hi Roberta,

    It is still in court.

  95. Karen says:

    Hello, In 2001 I received a Wells Financial Credit Card in the mail, which I did not apply for. The question I am asking you; will it be worth trying to be a part of the class action suit, even though it is not within the timeframe?

    ADMIN – Hi Karen,

    I don’t think so. As an option you can reach out to a class action attorney and see if there is an opportunity for another case.

  96. Diana says:

    so if we received an email we should file a claim.. but when I was a wf customer I had a tax Id and now I have a social sec. number.. should I file with the tax Id or the SS number?

    ADMIN – Hi Diana,

    You should reach out to the class action administrator to obtain clarification. Most likely you will need to inform them of both

  97. PRESTON MACLEAN says:

    I don’t recall the exact dates but sometime between 2001 and 2004, I noticed a charge for around $17 on my Wells Fargo bank statement for around $17 for some type of insurance that I did not sign up for. So I began to check my prior bank statements and discovered that this had been going on for around 18 months. Because the amount was so small I never noticed it. When I contacted Wells Fargo they said that they would remove the insurance but could only credit me back 5 months. They said it was my own fault for not noticing earlier. Would this be thing be considered as part of the class action suit? If so I don’t have the bank statements from 15 years ago. How do I get the proof I need to prove my case?

    ADMIN – Hi Preston,

    It is best if you contact class counsel. This could be the basis for a new case.

  98. Meagan says:

    What if you have received emails from Well Fargo about joining the class action settlement, but you do not know whether or not WF opened a fake account in your name? It looks like they were hiding that, so how would I know?

    ADMIN – Hi Meagan,

    If you received emails you are most likely a class member

  99. Lemessa Negassa says:

    Wells Fargo took thousands of Dollars without my permission more than ones. First they they asked and agreed to get paid from my pay role and had it for a couple of years. they then went and made my account completely empty by what they claim offsetting. and subjected me to problems with my mortgage payments without a notice. I am a law abiding citizen and a good customer for over 20 years with Wells Fargo and never done any thing wrong. Please let me know if my case is acceptable or fit for class action.

    Thank you
    Lemessa Negassa

    ADMIN – Hi Lamessa,

    Sadly we are not in the position to provide you with advice. It is best that you consult with a lawyer about your situation.

  100. Carmen says:

    I been getting this emails about this settlement.i never notice.anyhjng unathorized…should I claim

    ADMIN – Hi Carmen,

    If you are receiving emails most likely there was an account open under your name.

  101. Dez says:

    What would a ball park estimate payout be for someone that indeed has an unauthorized opened account.?

    ADMIN – Hi Dez,

    That depends on the number of people that submit valid claims.

  102. Savannah says:

    I had found out I had 12 accounts in my name after walking into my main branch and having to deal with a scam from Western Union. When I was 18 (four years ago) I went to open an account by myself as a student entering college. The woman who opened my account had taken it upon herself to open many other accounts. Unfortunately, all I did was request that all accounts in my name be closed and never personally witnessed them being closed. I never got any papers of proof for them being closed – neither did I get the statements nor the paperwork that said they were closed. I was never contacted, apologised to or even given a consensus on whether or not it was ACTUALLY taken care of. WF kept it all ‘hush hush’, proceeded to tell me it was, “dealt with”, changed the direction of conversation, threatened to collect on me (because of the scam) and pushed me out the double doors before I could demand anything. To this day I can’t find anything that has existed in my name through WF, except for the main account I made that day. Shady is as shady does.

  103. Adriane says:

    I’m not sure if WF opened an account in my name but I keep getting emails from them telling me to sign up for the class action suit. Does that mean they actually did use my name, etc or are they just sending that out to all WF customers?

    ADMIN – Hi Adriane,

    If you are receiving emails you are most likely a member of the class.

  104. Karen Paolini says:

    I had several accounts opened in my name, my husband’s name and my grandchildren name by my stepdaughter sister. When will payment go out.

    ADMIN – Hi Karen,

    Once all appeals have cleared.

  105. Sunit Kumar Padhy says:

    Is this real? I got an email to submit the claim. It does ask personal identification number, Last 4 digit of SSN .

    ADMIN – Hi Sunit,

    It is real.

  106. Luis says:

    I had opened an account with WF when I got back to PA from Active Army in Dec 2012. I was told about the theft protection and told them I would like it. As I was going through the electronic paperwork….. it said something about opening a credit card. I didn’t sign it so I didn’t sign up for it because I wasn’t told that I need to open a Credit Card. I did not sign for that credit card account but the representative said she already sent it in the mail. I asked about how to fix this and I was told that as long as the card wasn’t used there would be know issue. I never recieved said card. I did still have a checking account with WF. I overdraw on my checking account about 5 or 6 times before I was notified so I racked up like $200+. This is my fault. What isnt is that I somehow now had a credit card account with the bank and they did me the “favor” of putting all the overdraft fees on that credit account. I noticed it on my credit so I went to them and asked about it. I told them that I never opened a credit account or received so I will not pay that credit account and the fees of supposed late payments for 3 or 4 months before they closed the account. I asked them to give me a negative balance on my checking and I would pay that because I felt that would state that I was ok with that on my credit and I wasn’t. I argued for sometime before I hung up because they would do what I asked even though they said they would remove the the late fees but I said no. It has now been on my credit since July 2013 and still states that I owe $437 on my credit. I never recieved a claims number but I have recieved emails. I no longer have WF as a bank. Do I qualify?

    ADMIN – Hi Luis,

    Reach out to class counsel. They will be able to provide you with clarification.

  107. Hansons says:

    We were notified by the lawsuit against Wells Fargo that we could potentially be involved in the suit. We do not know how to do the detective work to find out about what all could have been done in our name. Do you have to know what they did in order to join the suit? Doesn’t the government have that information? Also when I try to fill out the link that Wells Fargo sent us my social and birth date information keep changing after I have entered it, so once they get the completed form it’s going to be incorrect

    ADMIN – HI Hansons,

    You don’t have to have the details. Just file if you received the email.

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