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AmEx e-Gold Phish– best looking ID Theft e-mail– scam alert

A new e-mail “phish” claiming to be from American Express is the best looking attempt I’ve seen yet.. but clicking the link takes you to a bogus login hosted on computers in Brazil.

Dear customer,
During our regualry scheduled accounts maintenance and verification procedures,
we have detected a slight error regarding your American Express Account.

This might be due to one of the following reasons:

1. A recent change in your personal information (i.e. address changing)
2. Submitting invalid information during the initial sign up process.
4. Multiple failed logins in your personal account.
3. An inabillity to accurately verify your selected option of payment due
to an internal error within our system.

Please update and verify your information by clicking the following link:

Continue To e-gold Online Update Form

*If you account information is not updated within 48 hours then your ability to access your account will be restricted.

Thank you,
e-gold , Billing Department

September 19, 2008 - Posted by | advice, computers, cyber crime, hackers, Internet scam, Phishing, phraud, security | , , , ,

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