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Is it phish, or is it Amex?
November 4th, 2009 by p1, Filed under: Commentary, Privacy, Spam, Culture, Phishing, Corporate Security
I am a bit freaked.
Last month I received an email message from American Express.  I very nearly deleted it unread: it was obviously phish, right?  (I was teaching in Toronto that week, so I had even more reason to turf it unread rather than look at it.)
However, since I do have an Amex card, I decided to at least have a look at it, and possibly try and find some way to send it to them.  So I looked at it.
And promptly freaked out.
The phishers had my card number.  (Or, at least, the last five digits of it.)  They knew the due date of my statement.  The knew the balance amount of my last statement.
(The fact that this was all happening while I am aware from home wasn’t making me feel any more comfortable with it …)
So I had a look at the headers.  And couldn’t find a single thing indicating that this wasn’t from American Express.
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