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To activate an American Express card, visit the online activation page and enter the 15-digit Amex card number and 4-digit card ID, then click “Confirm.” On the next screen, verify your identity and complete the American Express card activation. You can also activate your American Express card through your mobile app, or by calling the Amex customer service at (800) 528-4800.
Here's how to activate your American Express card:
- On the website: Visit the online activation page and enter the 15-digit Amex card number and 4-digit card ID, then click "Confirm." On the next screen, verify your identity and complete the American Express card activation.
- Mobile App: Download the mobile app, scan your card with the phone’s camera or enter its information manually. To get to this option, log in to the app using the same credentials that you’d use to log in online. Tap the credit card activation button, then enter the requested security information.
- By phone: Call Amex customer service at (800) 528-4800 and get connected with a representative who can guide you through the activation process.
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