Cyber criminals posing as your credit card company

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Judy Greider is one savvy senior.

“I've worked with computers in my profession where I used to work,” she said.

She's always checking her emails.

One, in particular, stood out.

The email dated March the 14th is purportedly from American Express.

It claims to notify cardholders like Judy there was unusual activity on their account.

There's a link that takes you to a second page.

You think you're securing your account from hackers, but it is a fake website asking you to submit your personal information, like your card number, card expiration date, social security number and birthdate.  

Cyber criminals are waiting to hoard your sensitive information so that they can steal your identity and commit fraud.

Greider has a Macy's American Express Card.

We checked. These emails have nothing to do with American Express.

On its website, Macy's said it will never "contact you by email and ask you for your sensitive personal information."

The In Your Corner bottom line:

  • Don't reply to unexpected emails or text messages. 
  • Clicking links or opening up attachments is another bad idea.
  • Report suspicious email to American Express.
  • Contact Macy’s to report suspicious email.
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