Fake American Express Email Scam (4/5/12)

Below is a fake American Express email scam. This is apparently an attempt to trick the recipient to click on a link that will download malware software to their computer or attempt to gather their personal information. Clicking on any of the links in this email will result in possible malware infection. This message is fake and and should be deleted. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions.


From: “American Express” <AmericanExpress@welcome.aexp.com>
Date: 04/05/2012 11:27 AM
Subject: Confirmation of email address change

Thanks for updating your email address
For your security:

Dear Cardholder, Thanks for updating your e-mail address with us.

We changed your e-mail address in our files to ChandraWade@aol.com. If this is correct, you can disregard this e-mail. If the new e-mail address is not correct or you did not request this change, please click here, or log on to https://www.americanexpress.com/ to change it.

Thank you for your Cardmembership.

American Express Customer Service


Contact Customer Service|View Our Privacy Statement|Add Us to Your Address BookYour Cardmember information is included in the upper-right corner to help you recognize this as a customer service e-mail from American Express. To learn more about e-mail security or report a suspicious e-mail, please visit us at americanexpress.com/phishing. We kindly ask you not to reply to this e-mail but instead contact us securely via the customer service link above.

Copyright 2012 American Express Company. All rights reserved.


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