American Express cardholders 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
Sent: 8/29/2016 7:58:47 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Important Notice: Information Regarding Your Card Membership
Account Information Email
Primary Card Holder(s) should act on this information.
We made improvements on card security approach. These recent improvements serve to reduce unusual activity that may arise from fraudulent use of card and also maintain our consistent card member satisfactory.
This mandates Card member to act on the instructions below.
As a security measure, your Card(s) will be deactivated 45 days from today if no action is taken.
Prompt Attention Required - See Below
- See Attached Secure Web page File.
- To continue, Download and Open Page File.
Thank you for your continued Membership. We appreciate your prompt attention and hope you will enjoy your new Chip Card.
American Express Customer Care
Victims of the American Express phishing are asked to change their account and email passwords, and contact American Express for help.