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Beware of "American Express Irregular Activity" Phishing Scam

Beware of "American Express Irregular Activity" Phishing Scam

The "American Express Irregular Activity" email below is a scam being sent by cybercriminals to potential victims, with an attached form or HTML Web page requesting personal and financial information. American Express will never send their users an email message with an attached form or HTML Web page requesting personal, financial or account information. Therefore, American Express users are asked to delete email messages with an attached form or HTML Web page requesting the same information.

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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 Irregular Activity" Phishing Scam

From: American Express <Americanexpress@americanexcpress.com>

Sent: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 10:48 AM

To: americanexpress@welcome.aexp.com

Subject: Recent Activities.

CardMember Alert

American Express logo

In regards to Primary Cardmember




As part of our commitment to help keep your access secure, we have detected an irregular activity on your access and we are placing a hold on your access for your protection.

In view of this, Cardmember information needs to be updated and your mandatory effort is required.


To proceed, An attached HTML Fillable Web Form is sent with this message.

- See Attached Information Form, Download and Open to Continue.

Thank you for your Card Membership.

American Express Customer Care

Privacy Statement


Update Your Email

Message information is included above to help you recognize this as a customer care e-mail from American Express. We kindly ask you not to reply to this e-mail directly as messages are being sent from an unmonitored e-mail address.

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  • Posted: Mar 7 at 2:13 PM by info


    I received this message on Viber:

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------
    From: Verizon Wireless Communications <award@verizonappsballot.com>
    Date: Wed, Mar 7, 2018, 17:17
    Subject: Re: Payment Ref: Ref: VRZUS-VB/W779

    Verizon Wireless Telecommunications Inc
    P.O. Box 630. New York City, 10029
    New York, United States

    Ref: VRZUS-VB/W779. Batch-B
    Ticket: 67506VZ25B935640902

    Dear Esteemed Lucky Winner

    We deeply congratulate you once again for winning the sum of Four Hundred Thousand United States Dollars ($400,000.00 USD) in the just concluded Verizon Wireless Super Apps International ballot award programme held in New York City, United States of America. Verizon Communications Inc, is an American multinational telecommunications conglomerate and the largest U.S. wireless communications service provider based at 1095 Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York. All participants Mobile Phone numbers in this lottery program were selected randomly through our computer ballot system, drawn from individual Phone numbers from all registered mobile networks around the world.

    Your Phone numbers was selected by the automated computer ballot system, which was programmed for this random selection. This selection eventually qualified you for this year Verizon Super Apps International ballot award winner. This Ballot promotional pro-gramme is being organized and sponsored by Verizon Wireless communications with the support and coordination of World Super Apps network including WhatsApp, Viber and other corporate mobile App companies and organizations around the world to encourage the use of Mobile phone Apps to connect the world more freely.

    You are required to provide the required information's stated below and send it back to this email so we can forward to our paying bank to enable them commence with your payment as soon as possible.

    1. Beneficiary Full Name:

    2. Beneficiary Address:

    3. Beneficiary Nationality:

    4. Beneficiary Age:

    5. Beneficiary Occupation:

    6. Beneficiary Mobile Phone Number:

    7. Beneficiary Home Phone Number:

    It's imperative that you provide the required payment option as soon as possible to enable us issue your payment on time, your won prize fund is on short term deposit with the paying bank.

    Thank you for being a part of our community and helping to connect the world free. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. We would be happy to help!


    Mary Gates
    Verizon Wireless Telecommunications Inc.
    New York City, 10029 New York, United States


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