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 Transaction Declined" Phishing Scam
From: Rocio perez <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2018 1:08 PM
Subject: American Express:Transaction Declined
Important information regarding your recent activity
American Express logo
We were unable to authorize the below listed purchase on your American Express Card referenced above.
Reason: we noticed unusual activity on your account
Wawa Gas Store 8060
Transaction Amount $125.00
Balance* (including transaction above) $14,749.00
Credit Limit $14,700.00
Note: Transaction descriptions and amounts displayed may differ once posted.
are all of the above transactions valid?
For your security, you may not be able to use your Card or access your account until you have confirmed that the activity above is valid.
Thank you for your Card Membership.
American Express Customer Care
*Includes declined transaction above and charges approved but not yet posted.
The link in the fake email goes to the following fraudulent website: hxxp://www.amerixxpree.com.
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