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On Your Side Alert: Warning about scam emails

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We are working to keep you safe from the latest cyber schemes. 
   
If you have an American Express card, cyber crooks are targeting you. Be on the lookout for phony emails claiming you need to click a link to verify account information. If you hover your mouse over the link, you will see it does not take you to American Express. Don't be fooled by the logo, crooks can copy and paste. Cyber thieves are after your account information. Remember, never trust links in emails, always call your card company if you think there is a problem.  If you see the email or something similar, report it to spoof@americanexpress.com

The subject of a recent email scheme is "delivery of fund" -- but it will only deliver trouble. The sender claims there is a ton of money waiting on you. To collect, you're told you need to pay $155 and provide some personal information. Please don't fall for this, there is no money waiting on you, crooks are after your cash and personal information. If you see this one, hit delete.  If you think you've been a victim, report it to the Internet Crime Complaint Center at IC3.gov. 
   
Don't trust an email that claims to be from delivery company DHL -- it's a fraud. The note says the FBI is trying to get in touch with you, to deliver an ATM card loaded with money. To get your hands on the bogus card, you're told you have to dish out $110.  This email is not from DHL and there is no money. Again, crooks are after your cash and personal information. Don't reply. You can report this one to fraud.alert@dhl.com

Links:
http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx

http://www.dhl.com/content/g0/en/legal/fraud_awareness.html#brand_use

https://www.americanexpress.com/us/content/fraud-protection-center/types-of-fraud.html

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