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Beware of "Your 4 Incoming Mails Were Placed on Pending Status Due to the Recent Upgrade on our Database" AOL Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Your 4 Incoming Mails Were Placed on Pending Status Due to the Recent Upgrade on our Database" AOL Phishing Scam

The email message below: "Attempt: Check Your Mail," which claims that certain amount of incoming mails were placed on pending status due to a recent upgrade on the recipients' AOL accounts, is a phishing scam created to steal AOL usernames and passwords. The email message was not sent by AOL, but by cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to gain access to the potential victims' email accounts and use them for malicious or fraudulent purposes.

The AOL Email Phishing Scam

Subj: Attempt: Check Your Mail

Dear AOL User,

Your 4 incoming mails were placed on pending status due to the recent Upgrade on our database, In order to receive the messages, Click Accept Mails. Login and wait for response from AOL Mail Team.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

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The link in the email message goes to a fake AOL website ( that tricks potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If the potential victims enter their AOL usernames and passwords on the fake website, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack the victims' accounts.

Therefore, AOL users who have received email messages like the one above, should go directly to their email accounts instead of clicking on the links in the email messages. If there is anything wrong with their accounts, it will be shown to them after signing into.

Now, AOL users who were tricked by phishing scams should change their passwords immediately.

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