Beware of "Your American Express Card has been Limited" Phishing Scams
Nov 3, 2016
The email message with the subject: "Your American Express Card has been limited," which claims the recipients' American Express cards have been limited because of unusual activities, is a phishing scam sent by cybercriminals. Therefore, recipients of the fake email message are asked to delete it and not follow the instructions in it. American Express customers who have already been tricked by the same phishing email message, are asked to contact American Express immediately for help, before their accounts and credit cards are used fraudulently by cybercriminals.
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American Express card holders are asked never to click on a link in an email message to access to their accounts. They should instead, go directly to American Express website (www.americanexpress.com) and sign into their accounts from there, and if there is something wrong with their accounts or cards, it will be displayed to them.
The "Your American Express Card has been Limited" Phishing Email
From: American Express verification.security.amerlcan.express.team@ qmrplacements.com
Sent: Thursday, November 3, 2016 6:43 AM
Subject: Your American Express Card has been limited (Case ID : PP-003-705-422-134)
Important Service Notification
Your Account Number Beginning: -37XX
Your American Express Card has been limited (Case ID : PP-003-705-422-134) because recently there's been activity with your American Express Card that seems unusual compared to your normal account activities.
Please verify you card details to confirm your identity.
VERIFY YOU CARD
After we receive and review your identity information, we'll email you regarding the status of your American express card.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
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