American Express Phishing Scams Sent By Cybercriminals

American Express customers are advised not to click on links in e-mail messages to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to American Express's website located at, and sign-in from there. And, if there is someone wrong with their accounts or they need to update their account information, they will be notified. This will prevent American Express customers from clicking on links in phishing email messages sent by cybercriminals that go to fraudulent websites, which steal personal information and American Express online account credentials.

American Express Phishing Scams Sent By Cybercriminals

American Express customers who know or think they may have been tricked by a phishing America Express e-mail message, are asked to change their passwords immediately and contact American Express for help.

A Sample of a Phishing "American Express" Email Message

Sent: Monday, January 16, 2017 6:44 PM


Dear Valued Customer,

We are currently having some technical issues with our server. Due to this effect, some information about your account was found missing. Please, kindly help us to complete/verify your account information. We sincerely apologies for the inconveniences this may cause.

To verify your account, simply: Login and Verify to update your account information.


American Express Company

This e-mail is a Customer Service message that has been sent to notify you of important information regarding your account.

© Copyright 2017 American Express Company. All rights reserved.

Check the comment section below for additional information, share what you know, or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. And, to quickly find answers to your questions, use our search Search engine.

Note: Some of the information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.
Was this article helpful?  +
Share this with others:

Comments, Questions, Answers, or Reviews

Comments (Total: 2)

To protect your privacy, please remove sensitive information from your comments, questions, or reviews. We will use your IP address to display your approximate location to other users when you make a post. That location is not enough to find you.

Your post will be set as anonymous because you are not signed in. An anonymous post cannot be edited or deleted, therefore, review it carefully before posting. Sign-in.

The comments, reviews or answers below do not necessarily reflect the views of Online Threat Alerts (OTA).

  • October 10, 2017 at 10:13 AM by an anonymous user from: Jaworzno, Woj. Slaskie, Poland

    I have not had an American Express account for many years yet today received a phishing/scam email which I did not open but the subject heading started with "Security..." and asked me to access my account.

  • May 24, 2017 at 11:15 PM by an anonymous user from: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

    Please be aware another email containing the is information below has been received on my email:

    A PDF link to My Account details also attached.

    "From: American express <>

    Sent: Thursday, 25 May 2017 7:23:47 AM

    Subject: Important About Your Card Membership

    There's been activity in your American Express account that seems unusual compared to your normal account activities.

    Please read your secure message by opening the attachment (pdf). you will be prompted to open (Visit My Account) the file or save (download) it to your computer. for best results, save the file first, then open it in a Web browser.


    American Express Company"

Comments Show More Comments (1)

Write Your Comment, Question, Answer, or Review

American Express Phishing Scams Sent By Cybercriminals