I almost fell for this scam today while opening up one of my emails from who I thought was American Express Credit Cards. The email looked real with the traditional American Express logo and blue and white colors. The email then went on to say that the bank had new safeguards to protect my online security while on their site and that they require me to confirm my login details. I thought that was strange they used the word “confirm” but thought at first it was some additional security add on such as my pet’s name or grandfathers middle name type thing. It turns out while I looked over the viewable link by mousing over the link to log on to my account it did not goto an https: version of the site nor did it go to American Express. The scammer tried to take me to a site with the url starting with ecommsultor.com.br while they tried to fool me with “americanexpress-amexupdate-logonpage.asap.com/update/account/index.html” in the same link. Notice the .com and the .br in the site name and American Express would never send anyone to a Brazilian owned domain name unless you lived in Brazil. Do not fall for this scam.
Dear Valued Customer,
At American Express, N.A., We’re committed to making your Internet Banking experience as safe as possible, we use the latest online security technology to protect your personal information and privacy. We are doing everything we can to help you fight identity fraud and unauthorized use of your Online Banking. In order to safeguard your account, we require that you confirm your login details.
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Thank you for your Cardmembership.
American Express Customer Care