American Express eMail Scam

American Express eMail Scam 3Here is an eMail that I received today from American Express:

“Dear Customer,

We have decided to increase your credit limit by £2500 due to increase in your
credit rating. Please follow the link below to confirm you that you want us to go
ahead with this increase.

Log On

Please do not reply to this message. For questions, please call Customer Service.
We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Copyright © 1999-2012 American Express. All rights reserved.
Please do not reply to this e-mail as this is only a notification. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.

How Do I Know This is a Scam?

  • Normally when American Express inform me that they have increased my credit limit, they do it by post.
  • Clicking on the Log On in the email takes you to this page:

 American Express eMail Scam

It certainly does look like something American Express would have on their page. However, when you hover on any of the links, there are no links, all you can do is fill out your details and press send.

Do Not Complete the form!!

  • The web address was also very suspicious:

American Express eMail Scam 1

Now this is the real American Express site:

American Express Web

You will also notice that on the one above the address looks good and also there is a padlock symbol to show that you are entering a secure site.

If you ever receive anything from a bank etc. by email, that wants you to log on to your account DON’T use the email to log on!

Either log onto your account the way you would normally, or contact your bank and question the eMail.


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