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"American Express Verification" Phishing Email Scam

The email message below which appears to be an alert from America Express claiming the recipients' accounts have been flagged and selected for an urgent verification, is just one of the many phishing scams 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.

American Express Verification Phishing Email Scam

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 ( 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 Verification" Phishing Scam

From: American Express <>

Sent: Thursday, June 1, 2017 4:57 PM

Subject: American Express Verification!!!

Account Validation Needed

American Express logo


Account Ending:****

American Express Card

Service shadow

We need help verifying your account!!!


Your account has been flagged and selected for an urgent verification of your account details as a precautionary measures against the possible misuse of your card and account for Fraudulent Purposes

Your are required to Logon to the American Express Website and provide all necessary information being requested as soon as possible.

American Express Customer Care.

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  • March 16, 2019 at 7:19 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    - Forwarded Message -

    From: American Express <>

    Sent: ‎Saturday‎, ‎March‎ ‎16‎, ‎2019‎ ‎07‎:‎55‎:‎42‎ ‎AM‎ ‎PDT

    Subject: American Express: Account Status Verification

    Dear the.knights,

    We notice a change in your billing address

    Your Card Membership Rewards has been sent to you

    Pending Rewards will be processed after Verification

    Logon to complete Verification

    Verify My Accounts

    Customer Advisory

    American Express

  • March 9, 2019 at 2:15 PM by an anonymous user from: Jacksonville, Florida, United States

    I have received email that say I need to check my card - benefits suspended.

    I have several emails what should I do?

    • March 9, 2019 at 4:36 PM by info

      Call the telephone number at the back of your card to verify.

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