The fake America Express email below, which claims the recipients' accounts require urgent validation, 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 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 Verification" Phishing Scam
From: AMERlCAN EXPRESS
Sent: Thursday, February 8, 2018 10:12 PM
AMERICAN EXPRESS® VALIDATION CARD
Your American Express Card Account Requires an Urgent Validation.
Proceed to AMERICAN EXPRESS® Validation page.
You can also find the Secure Message Center by logging in to your account at American Express® Sign on Page.
then click "Manage Your Account" and select one of your Cards to see the link to the center.
This Validation Message Will be Accessible to you Within 7 days.
We Appreciate your Cardmembership With American Express®.
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