Beware of "We’ve Blocked Your Card Access for Your Security" American Express Scam
July 4, 2016
The email message with the subject: "Card Access Blocked Confirmation," which claims the recipients' American Express card access have been blocked and they need to verify their userID, is a another phishing scam sent by cybercriminals to steal their victims' American Express account and other sensitive information. Therefore, recipients of the fake email message are asked to delete it and not follow the instructions in it. American Express and other legitimate companies will never send an email message to their customers with a HTML form attached, and ask them to submit their passwords, credit card information and other sensitive information. Therefore, recipients of email messages that ask them to submit their passwords, credit card and other sensitive information, should delete the messages and not follow the instructions in them.
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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 are asked instead to go directly to American Express's website and sign into their accounts, and if there is something wrong with their accounts, it will be displayed to them.
The Phishing American Express Email Message
Subject: Card Access Blocked Confirmation
News – We’ve Blocked Your Card Access For your security:
Dear Valued Member:
Did you recently verify your User ID as requested by all American express Member? If not, then it’s time to do so. We request all valid member to update their profile information to manage your American Express® Card account online.
We have sent all members our updated HTML Web Page to update to enable us serve your better. If you recently updated on our HTML Web Page, you can disregard this email and card access will be automatically active. This is to help protect your identity online, we want to be sure that all valid members are part of this program.
For your convenience, please follow the Important instruction on HTML Web page update.
An HTML Web Page has been attached to this email, kindly Download and save to your device desktop. Continue by filling your profile information to re-activate your card access.
To recognize your excellent history as an American Express® Card Member, we are pleased to inform you that all newly updated member will be rewarded with extra points on reward program.
We hope this provides you greater flexibility to make purchases on your card as you continue to enjoy the benefits of membership.
Thank you for your Card Membership.
American Express Customer Care
P.S.to learn how to protect yourself on the internet and for information about Identity Theft, Phishing and Internet Security, please visit our Fraud Protection Center.
Victims of the American Express phishing are asked to change their account and email passwords, and contact American Express for help.
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