Phishing scam. Notice how they try to fool people by putting the account number in as 37xxxxxxxxxxxxxx? As far as I know, most if not all Amex cards begin with “37.”
Normally, you would expect to see the last few digits of the card number under these circumstances, but since there is no way for these scumbags to know what those digits are, they have to resort to using the first two, which are likely common to every card.
From: "American Express" <AmericanExpress@welcome.aexp.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 7:48 AM
Subject: NOTIFICATION From American Express account!
Dear Customer ,
Our technical service department has recently discovered that your information on file with us is incomplete.
Your American Express on file with us is: 37xxxxxxxxxxxxxx .
Please update your American Express account on our secured server below:
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Continue To Online Update Form
We appreciate your prompt attention to this important matter.
*If you account information is not updated within 48 hours then your ability to access your account will be
Sincerely American Express Company, Member FDIC.
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