The email message below which appears to be an alert from American Express claiming the recipients should update their income information is just one of the many phishing scams created 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 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 "American Express Update Your Income Information" Scam
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From: American Express <AmericanExpress@welcome.aexp.com>
Sent: Sat, Jul 8, 2017 2:37 pm
Subject: Please Update Your Income Information
Help Us Keep Your Account Up–To–Date
Account Ending: 42005
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We're writing to ask that you take a few moments to update the income information that you have on file with us. Since your income may change over time, it's a good idea to update it periodically so that we can better service your account in the future. Click here to update your income now.
Why update your income?
It may help us consider you for a credit line increase
It’s quick and easy to update your income now
Additionally, please be assured that we will not perform a credit check as a result of you providing your income.
Thank you for helping us keep your account up-to-date.
American Express Customer Care
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Your account information is included above to help you recognize this as a customer care e-mail from American Express. To learn more about e-mail security or report a suspicious e-mail, please visit us at americanexpress.com/phishing. We kindly ask you not to reply to this e-mail but instead contact us via Customer Care.
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