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"American Express Miracle Gro Systems Maintenance Services" Phishing Scam

American Express customers who received fake "Miracle Gro Systems Maintenance" email messages like the one below are asked to delete them, and should not follow the instructions in them. This is because the email messages are phishing scams being sent by cyber criminals to trick American Express customers into clicking on the link within it. The link goes to a phishing website (a fake American Express website) that steals online account credentials when visitors attempt to sign into it.

American Express Miracle Gro Systems Maintenance Services Phishing Scam
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American Express cardholders are asked never to click on a link in an email message to access to their accounts. They should instead, go directly to American Express website (www.americanexpress.com) and sign into their accounts from there. If there is something wrong or there is something that they need to with their accounts or cards, they will be notified after signing in.

The "American Express Miracle Gro Systems Maintenance Services" Scam

From: American Express miraclegro45@em.miraclegro.gro.scottsemails.com]

Sent: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 10:39 AM

Subject: Systems Maintenance Services.

Miracle Gro

Amex

Security Alert

Dear Customer,

We are letting you know that due to an ongoing General system maintenance in our Online Banking Database its mandatory for you to Verify Your American Express Account in order to enjoy our online banking service. We request that you complete this quick Verification process. If this is not done as urgent as possible your account might be deactivated at once.

Online Verification

Thanks for your understanding as we are always there to keep you informed

Signed:

DataBase Management.

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"American Express Miracle Gro Systems Maintenance Services" Phishing Scam