Phishing Scam - "Important Personal Security Key - How American Express Helps Protect You"
February 26, 2014
The email message below: "How American Express Helps Protect You - Please create your Personal Security Key", is a phishing scam and was not sent by American Express. The fake email message was designed to trick the recipients into clicking on a link within it that will take them to a fake American Express website. If the recipients enter their user names and passwords (login credentials) on the fake website, it will be sent to the scammers behind it, who will use it to gain access to their online accounts.
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American Express Phishing Email - Please Create your Personal Security Key
How American Express Helps Protect You
Important : Personal Key
Please create your Personal Security Key. Personal Security Key (PSK) is one of several authentication measures we utilize to ensure we are conducting business with you, and only you, when you contact us for assistance.
American Express uses 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. This means that when you are on our secured website the data transferred between American Express and you is encrypted and cannot be viewed by any other party. The security of your personal information is of the utmost importance to American Express, please click here or visit our website at https://www.americanexpress.com to create your PSK(Personal Security Key).
Note: You will be redirected to a secure encrypted website.
The contained message may be privileged, confidential and protected from disclosure. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited.
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Your Card Member information is included in the upper-right corner to help you recognize this as a customer service e-mail from American Express.to learn more about e-mail security or report a suspicious e-mail, please visit us at americanexpress.com/phishing. We kindly ask you not to reply to this e-mail but instead contact us via customer service.
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Clicking on any link in this email message will take you to the phishing or fake American Express website: www.barbiefacialgames.com/americanexpress/.
If you enter your American Express login credentials on this website, it will be sent to the scammers behind this phishing scam. With access to your American Express online account, these scammers will commit credit card fraud or steal your identity.
If you were tricked into entering your user name and password on the fake American Express website, please change your password immediately.
Now, if you are unable to change your password please contact American Express or your bank immediately.
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