The email message below: "Fraud Protection Alert IPGNKYWRDT," which claims that irregular activities were detected on the recipients' American Express accounts, is a phishing scam. The scam was created by cyber-criminals to hijack the victims' American Express accounts and use them fraudulently by stealing their user IDs and passwords on the phishing website: "americanexpress.com.ddelnmu.in".
The American Express Phishing Email
Subject: Fraud Protection Alert IPGNKYWRDT
Your online security is important to us. That is why we are committed to safeguarding your personal information to keep it secure and confidential.
We detected irregular activity on your Account on 08/07/2015. For your protection, online banking has been locked because the number of attempts to sign in exceeded the number allowed.
We are sorry to inform you that your online account has been temporarily locked after too many unsuccessful login attempts was made.
To strengthen the security measures protecting your account, we have added additional security. Will review and verify the activity on your account with you and take necessary steps to protect your account from fraud.
Please click the link below to activate your account:
Activate your account
Please update your American Express on our secured server.
(If you cannot click on the link, please move the message into the Inbox)
Thank you for your continued Card Membership.
The American Express Customer Service Team TFYEKXGERXEPTT QFXWBYKMWCZBOB TIKTNHGOUG
The fake American Express email message will take the recipients who have clicked on the link in it, to the fake/phishing American Express website: americanexpress.com.ddelnmu.in, and ask them to sign in. Any information entered on the fake website, will be sent to the scammers or cyber-criminals behind it.
So, if you have received the fake email message and were tricked into clicking on the link in it and have entered your American Express user ID and password on the fake website, please change your password immediately. If you are unable to access your account, please contact American Express immediately.
Always sign into your American Express online account by going directly to www.americanexpress.com. Never click on a link to sign into your account.