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The "American Express Account Termination Request" Phishing Scam

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The "American Express Account Termination Request" Phishing Scam

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The fake "American Express Account Termination Request" email message below, which claims that a process to terminate the recipients' American Express will be completed in the next 24 hours, 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 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 Account Termination Request" Scam

From: American Express [mailto:imagees32@earthlinkbusiness.com]

Sent: Friday, October 26, 2018 7:00 AM

To: Recipients

Subject: Message From American Express***Respond Asap***

Please Act Urgently

Image removed by sender. American Express logo

Dear Member,

American Express Card

Termination Request

We are sending you this message to confirm your intentions to terminate your American Express CardMembership.

The process to terminate your American Express will be completed in the next 24 hours,if you did not make this request kindly urgenly click the link below and verify your account details correctly.

Visit: www-american-express-error-termintae-myaccount to continue enjoying your CardMembership.

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Thank you for your Card Membership,

American Express Customer Care

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The "American Express Account Termination Request" Phishing Scam