The "American Express Security Concern for your Profile" Phishing Scam

The fake "American Express Security Concern for your Profile" email notification below, which claims the recipients' accounts require an update, 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.

The American Express Security Concern for your Profile 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 Security Concern for your Profile" Phishing Scam

From: American Express [mailto:AmericanExpress@aemail.com]

Sent: Friday, October 19, 2018 9:37 AM

To: americanexpress@welcome.aexp.com

Subject: REMINDER- We've issued a security concern for your profile

We've issued a notification.

AmExpress logo

Hello, CARDMEMBER

Platinum Card®

001

AmExpress Lock

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Scoring Report

We are pleased to inform you on a timely security report for your American Express(R) profile. At the time of evaluating the report, We discovered issues on your profile.

In view of this, Cardmember information needs to be updated and your mandatory effort is required.

YOU-ARE-TO

To continue, An attached Web Form is sent along this message.

Take a moment, download and complete this form.

Thanks for your Card Membership,

American Express Customer Care

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  • August 5, 2019 at 11:01 AM by info

    "From: AMEX. <supp-8366473637893@american-express.secure>

    Sent: Sunday, August 4, 2019 6:46 PM

    To: supp@amex.secure

    Subject: access restricted..."

    Received the phishing email above.

  • December 5, 2018 at 4:14 PM by an anonymous user from: Charleston, West Virginia, United States

    I have received this email twice.

    I do not even have an American Express Credit card, so I knew it was a scam. But I would never fill out all the personal information anyway.

    If it was legit, they should already know all that info.

    Crazy!

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