AOL Phishing Scam - 'Your Mailbox has Exceeded the Storage Limit'
Sep 28, 2014
The email message below: "Your mailbox has exceeded the storage limit is 1 GB, which is defined by the administrator," is a phishing scam, designed to steal AOL user names and passwords. The email message was not sent by AOL, but by cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to gain access to their victims' AOL email accounts and use it for malicious purposes.
Please continue reading below.
The AOL Phishing Email Scam
Your mailbox has exceeded the storage limit is 1 GB, which is defined by the administrator, are running at 99.8 gigabytes, you can not send or receive new messages until you re-validate your mailbox.
To renew the mailbox click link below:
Click Here ->http://webmail-updating.com
Web mail system administrator!
WARNING! Protect your privacy. Logout when you are done and completely exit your browser.
The link in the email message goes to the malicious website: webmail-updating.com. The malicious website looks exactly like AOL's sign-in screen, but if you enter your login crendetials on the website, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the fake AOL email message.
Once they have your login crendentials, they will use it to hijack your account and use the hijacked account for malicious purposes.
If you receive email messages like these, please go directly to your email account, instead of clicking on the links in them. If there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing into account.
If you were tricked by one of these malicious phishing scams, please change your AOL password immediately. And, if you are unable to, please contact AOL immediately.
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