American Express Complaint - Fraud - AMEX Canada credit cards
AMEX Canada credit cards are involved in systematic fraud thru their South American agents. I tried to book a hotel in Brazil using my Amex card, and then cancelled when I became suspicious of the agency purporting to be handling by hotel booking. The charge then appeared on my AMEX statement, despite being cancelled three months before the booking date...the Amex "investigation" then concluded that the charge was correct before I even arrived in Brazil. I still have had no explanation of how the charge was authenticated...compared with VISA, AMEX appears to have no security to verify charges, and my inquiries with Brazilian authorities confirm that there is a systematic fraud operation using AMEX in that country.
Avoid AMEX at all costs and go with VISA. I have cancelled all my AMEX accounts and am filing complaints with the RCMP and the Federal Ombudsman here in Canada.