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The "American Express New Payment Message" Phishing Scam

The fake "American Express New Payment Message" notification email below, which claims a pending charge has been held on the recipients' American Express account, 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 New Payment Message Phishing Scam
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Also, they should not follow the instructions in the phishing email messages, and if they are in doubt or uncertain about an email message that they have received, they should contact American Express Customer Support for help verifying the email message authenticity.

The "American Express New Payment Message" Phishing Scam

From: American Express aler-services@earthlinkbusiness.com

Sent: Sunday, October 7, 2018 10:36 PM

Subject: New Payment Message

See your transaction details

American Express User.

Dear Customer,

Your Card was not present

Dear Customer,

You have a pending charge of $400.00 been hold on your account.The amount will be deducted from your account in the next 12 hours and it will be credited into your online store..

If you dont authorize this payment kindly click below and verify your card information correctly in other to stop the transaction.

Visit: www-americanexpress-online-payment to stop the payment immediately.

Regards,

American Express Team.

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