FRAUD ALERT: Fake American Express Email Messages “Thanks for Updating Your Email”
American Express card holders beware! Scammers are using the credit card company’s email address for a phishing scam. Consumers nationwide reported receiving fake emails informing them that their account’s email address has been changed.
What does the email look like?
The message informs recipients that the email address on their American Express account has been changed and provides a link to where they can log in and correct the address. The link, along with the ones in the email footer, actually leads to a third-party website that downloads a virus on users’ computers.
View a sample scam email here.
Steps to take:
• Do not reply or click on the link in the email
• Forward the email to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Delete the email
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