I had purchased software earlier that day, so when an email from American Express Customer Service appeared, I wasn’t surprised. What astonished me though, was the message: “For your security, new charges on the accounts listed above may be declined.” Hmm, there was a minor problem processing the transaction, maybe that’s it.
Looks real, doesn’t it?
Nope, this is fake. What’s missing from this email? My name, the last four digits of my card, and a phone number… The link goes to http://american-progrecs.com/americanexpress/. Investigation shows this to be a web site registered in China, but operating out of Romania!
This is very dangerous, so it bears repeating: Do NOT click on a link from any email you get regarding “security,” because it is — more than likely — a phishing attempt.
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