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Beware of "American Express System Maintenance" Phishing Email Scam

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Beware of "American Express System Maintenance" Phishing Email Scam

The email message below with the subject: "American Express System Maintenance," is another phishing scam created by cybercriminals 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.

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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 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 Phishing American Express Email Message

From: American Express idq@amex.com

Subject: Routine Maintenance Notification

Date: April 5, 2017 at 4:17:15 PM GMT-4

American Express System Maintenance

Our Valued

American Express Card

Service shadow

System Maintenance

At American Express, the security of your account is very important to us. We therefore advise you to add an extra security layer by completing the link below:

Click Here to take action.

Thank you for choosing American Express.

American Express Customer Care

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  • Posted: Sep 2, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Marietta, Georgia, United States

    PLEASE NOTE the person that sent this email is ayhender@syr.edu:

    "Wells Fargo Online Inc. <ayhender@syr.edu> Sep 1 at 9:27 PM

    Dear

    American Express is investigating an e-mail phishing scam that attempts to collect sensitive personal information. The email mimics communication members currently receive from American Express.

    Remember, we do not ask for personal or account information in an e-mail.
    Due to system maintenance, all account holders are required to update their information

    Click here to update your account

    Please Note: If your account is not updated now, it result in temporary suspension. For your security please click here to update your account."

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  • Posted: Apr 25, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: American Express <kol@amex.com>
    Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 12:45 PM
    Subject: Maintenance Notification

    American Express System Maintenance

    Our Valued
    Customer

    American Express Card
    Service shadow

    System Maintenance

    At American Express, the security of your account is very important to us. We therefore advise you to add an extra security layer by completing the link below:

    Click Here to take action.

    Thank you for choosing American Express.

    American Express Customer Care"

    delete


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