American Express’ website is down, leaving customers unable to make card payments for 12 hours

American Express’s website is down for customers, leaving them unable to make card payments for hours.

The issues currently affect phone and online account services, as well as the American Express app.

Some fear they could face penalties if they don't make their payments


Some fear they could face penalties if they don’t make their payments

Many consumers use social media to express their frustration.

“App says it’s having trouble. How can I make payments? It’s unavailable since yesterday,” said one user.

Another tweeted: “Website down. No communication, status page down, phones not working, SMS OTPs not texting, credit cards not working for a lot of people.”

And a third tweeted this morning: “@AmericanExpress you know your app and website have been down for 12 hours.

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“You might want to post a post or two to update customers. Social media is more than just selling your product.”

A banner on the American Express website is currently highlighting the issue.

It states: “We are aware that technical difficulties are currently affecting our telephone and online account services.

“We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience while we work on a resolution.”

On its Twitter customer care page, the company has responded to several users saying it is “working diligently to resolve the issue.”

Some customers have expressed concerns about being penalized for not being able to make payment.

It is unclear whether American Express will waive these penalties for those affected.

To file a complaint, you should provide your name, phone number, and account details, along with all relevant documentation.

Your first action should be to consult the customer service page on the American Express website.

You can also call American Express at 1-800-528-4800 or email

The Sun reached out to American Express for further comment.

What is American Express?

Founded nearly two centuries ago, American Express is one of the largest credit card companies in the United States.

In addition to credit, it also offers prepaid and charge cards.

Sometimes referred to as an “Amex” card, users can sometimes receive rewards such as cashback, travel perks, and other rewards points.

According to CreditCards, American Express had 53.8 million credit cards in circulation in the United States in 2020.

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To learn more about how your payments are being affected, PayPal’s proprietary Venmo was down for users when they began having trouble with the app’s payment functionality.

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