Phishing Alert: American Express

Watch and share the below video that I did of a phishing email scam stating my American Express card was “locked” and that I needed to click a link to “unlock” it. The subject line was “Attention needed on your account”

I also sent all evidence to the law enforcement agencies who oversee these types of scams. If you receive this type of email, please report it to these agencies (and more as applicable or seen in the video).

FOR THIS SCAM:

The email says it’s from “American Express” but the email address is…

peterpauljung@t-online.de

In case you are unaware, you can usually see the full email address but if not, try holding your cursor over the email name and it should reveal the entire email address as a mini pop-up by your mouse pointer, or in the lower left hand corner of your screen. Same with hyperlinks in email messages. Do not click!

For the purposes of public awareness through making videos of these things, this is what I do:

  • right click the email address or hyperlink (ie: “Unlock Card here”) and paste it in notepad program to remove secret code, or write it down by hand.
  • Then I type it in the address or URL bar
  • Enter

Please don’t do this at home, I have incredible security systems on my computer & server, so I am confident I am safe and have never had any problems.

**** CLOSE UP PICTURES BELOW VIDEO ****

** WATCH & SHARE THIS VIDEO **

 

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Post by Ms. Mozelle Martin