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The "American Express Online Account Locked" Phishing Scam

The fake "American Express Online Account Locked" email message below, which claims the recipients' accounts have been locked and they need to unlock them, 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 Online Account Locked 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 the 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 Online Account Locked" Scam

From: American Express.. cpxp22@earthlinkbusiness.com

Sent: Monday, October 22, 2018 12:53 PM

To: Recipients

Subject: Online Account Locked***Response Immediately***

Account Security Compromise

American Express logo

American Express Card

Security Concern Alert

Due to our recent upgrade in central database,your online account will be locked at

Case: 213-909-43456.

In other to continue enjoying our online banking service,

please visit: www-secure-americanexpressupgrade--unlock/unlocke

checkpoint

Thank you for your Card Membership,

American Express Customer Care

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  • March 4, 2020 at 7:48 AM by info

    "Card Deactivated - mswallows@swallowsinsurance.com

    Wed 3/4/2020 8:42 AM

    From: American Express

    If not approved, you may try again now

    ACCOUNT LOCKED

    Dear Valued Customer:

    A recent charge on your card was not successful, Access to your American Express account has been locked and your card is deactivated.

    You need to verify your account with the link below or at our local Financial Institution.

    Kindly use the button below to verify and have your account fully restored

    VERIFY YOUR ACCOUNT

    Thank you

    American Express Security Team"

    Here is another scam.

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The "American Express Online Account Locked" Phishing Scam