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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Sunday, October 7, 2018 10:36 PM
Subject: New Payment Message
See your transaction details
American Express User.
Your Card was not present
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.
American Express Team.