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SCAM WATCH: Internet & SMS Scams - Phishing - Email Fraud

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Another Scam: American Express

From: American Express . <>
Subject: Please update your American Express contact details ( Case-5632192 )
Date: Wednesday, 26 January, 2011, 2:43

American Express Security Notification: Please update your AMEX Contact DetailsMessage ID:64d1750bbec0a745a235663cab36d5a4eda6c65ddd7da728348dc495cb990443febe2f626e574c9d2080a5409189610c097bb7b2e598313aa21c3625e39383d0
Dear Aerican Express account holder,
As you may already know we regularly ask our customers to update the contact details associated with they're AMEX card account (s).
This helps us better contact you with alerts, news, updates and to keep your American Express card safe and reliable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We protect the systems at our end but security is a mutual responsibility and a good communication between you and American Express is always required.
A recent review of your account determined that you need to update the email address and phone number associated with your AMEX AU account.

Please use the following link and update your contact details:

Note: Failure to update your AMEX contact details may result in account limitations or even account closure.
Please understand that this is a safety measure meant to help protect you, your AMEX card account and the entire American Express system.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Yours sincerely,
Owen A. Higgins,
Head of AMEX Security,
American Express
This message is digitally signed.
Signature: 64d1750bbec0a745a235663cab36d5a4eda6c65ddd7da728348dc495cb990443febe2f626e574c9d2080a5409189610c097bb7b2e598313aa21c3625e39383d0

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