Beware of “Delete Your Email Box Permanently” Phishing AOL Mail Team Email Message
May 19, 2016
AOL users, be aware of the phishing email message below, which claims that a request was sent to delete their email boxes or accounts permanently. The fake email message was sent by cybercriminals to frighten AOL users into clicking on the links within it, which will take them to a fake AOL website created by cybercriminals to steal their AOL account credentials, personal and financial information.
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The Phishing AOL Email Message
From: Mail Service mk4178@ nyu.edu
Sent: Thu, May 19, 2016 8:51 am
Subject: Incoming Mail
We received a request at 7.30PM Yesterday to delete your email box permanently. Please reconfirm your request by choosing either of the two options below but please note that if you fail to click on option one we will have no other choice than to delete your email box.
1. Click here to continue using our service (log in your details)
2. Click here to discontinue using our service.
AOL Mail Team
AOL users who have already followed the instructions in the phishing or fake email message, should change their AOL account passwords immediately before it is hijacked and used fraudulently by cybercriminals. And, if they are not able to change their passwords, they should contact AOL.
AOL users should always go directly to www.aol.com, and sign into their accounts from there. If something is wrong with their accounts, they will be notified after signing in.
Remember to leave your comment and read the ones made by others below. And, please report malicious, phishing or scam email messages, social media posts and websites to us. You may click here to contact us, or forward the email messages to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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