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This is a phishing attempt first reported to CSULB ITS on October 9, 2018.

From: American Express Protection <>
Sent:  October 9, 2018 at 12:26:14 PM PDT
Subject: Protection Alert: Please view your recent activity and we'll help you take corrective action. REF #8403984705


The fraudulent email provides a downloadable attachment where the recipient is informed to review their statement account and open their account or download the attachment to their computer. The fraudulent page has been taken down by web developers.

Intent of the Email

This may be an attempt to acquire personal information or install malware on recipient devices.


Figure 1: Screenshot of the phishing email

Figure 2: Screenshot of the attachment

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