Saturday, October 13, 2012

Fake American Express e-mail

This is a fake American Express email that I received. This is one of the smarter looking emails I have received. It shows that its from AmericanExpress@welcome.aexp.com and when you click to reply to the email that is who it replies to. However legit emails from American Express address you by your full name and not "American Express cardholder". I am not 100% sure HOWEVER aside from the "Click here to get started" link in this email the other links appear to be legit. I do not recommend clicking on them though. When I clicked on the "Click here to get started" link it took me to a free website that had been locked out. Do not be fooled by this email.





American Express                   

Dear American Express cardholder,

Due to concerns for the safety and integrity of your online account we have issued this warning message. It has come to our attention that your account information needs to be updated due to inactive members, frauds and spoof reports.

We ask you to visit the following link to start the procedure of confirmation on customers data.
Click here to get started

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Thank you for your Cardmembership.

Sincerely,
American Express Customer Service

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