To say that Internet scams are getting more difficult to spot is an understatement. This morning, I received an email notification from American Express about a fraud alert on my AmEx card. Problem is, I don’t have an AmEx card. Sorry fellas, wrong guy.
There are a couple of things about this email that make it suspicious. First, the “From” address is seems a bit off. Why would American Express send a fraud warning from their “Welcome” group? And second, there’s an image missing. They do have the AmEx logo card image included—a nice touch that will fool a good many people.
Here’s an image of the email that I received. If you get this one, don’t open or it or click on the links, but do consider forwarding it to firstname.lastname@example.org.