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Alert: Chinese registered domain Ameriban-extuess.com to phish AMEX customers

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Chinese hackers are after your information.

An email pretending to arrive from American Express is using a recently disclosed breach of customer data at Home Depot to phish for your personal banking information.

Ameriban-extuess.com, the domain used in this phishing scam was registered with Chinese information, per DomainTools.

Todaynic.com, the Chinese registrar where the phishing scam domain was registered on 9/17/2014 is where all complaints should be mailed to.

Here’s a part of the phishing email:

“American Express – Security concern on Data breach at Home Depot – Dear Customer:  We are writing to you because we need to speak with you regarding a security concern on your account. The Home Depot recently reported that there was unauthorized access to payment data systems at its U.S. stores. American Express has put fraud controls in place and we continue to closely monitor the situation. Our records indicate that you recently used your American Express card on September 19, 2014.  We actively monitor accounts for fraud, and if we see unusual activity which may be fraud, our standard practice is to immediately contact our Card Members. There is no need to call us unless you see suspicious activity on your account.”

The email then contains several links to supposedly American Express web sites dealing with the Home Depot data breach – all linking to the phishing web site Ameriban-extuess.com.

When receiving emails from any authority, it’s best to visit the web site directly instead of clicking on any links.

Update: The same scammers have also registered and using the domain names Aserigan-Express.com and African-Exprezs.com.

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2 Responses to “Alert: Chinese registered domain Ameriban-extuess.com to phish AMEX customers”
  1. DomainGang says:

    Those f*ckers also registered Aserigan-Express.com : https://whois.domaintools.com/aserigan-express.com

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