PSA #3 Fake American Express email

Looks righteous doesn’t it?

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The message I received was in that format but on an different topic. It got through my anti-spam filters because it was using a subset of an actual American Express email address that I had once received valid messages concerning Donie’s AE account.

Of course, now that that account has been closed (two years), it could only be spam.

A anti-phishing site provided the example above, Techhelplist.com, and this…

Account Alert: Recent Charge Approved – Malware

Fake American Express email claims you reached the notification amount you set.

Links go to malicious websites through multiple redirects and convolutions.

Spoofs aexp.com in from headers.

So, the lesson learned is to go through your online address book (if that is how you are filtering email messages) and delete the valid addresses of expired accounts.

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And on a personal note…

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About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. New girlfriend at sixty-five. Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the God-Emperor Donald. Do like to kayak, cook, take photos, bike, watch old movies and read.
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