Beware of "You are Required to Validate Your Account Within 48 Hours to Avoid Suspension" AOL Phishing Scam
Jun 6, 2016
AOL users, be aware of the phishing email message below, which claims that the recipients are required to validate their accounts within 48 hours to avoid suspension. The fake email message is being 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: "-(Support Service)-" <axel.marguerite@ gmx.at>
Date: 4 June 2016 19:17:24 BST
Subject: Check Mail
This is an important message from AOL Team. You are required to validate your account within 48hours to avoid suspension.
We hope you enjoy the newest version of AOL Mail.
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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