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Beware of "Delete Your Email Box Permanently" Phishing AOL Mail Team Email Message

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Beware of "Delete Your Email Box Permanently" Phishing AOL Mail Team Email Message

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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.

The Phishing AOL Email Message

From: Mail Service mk4178@ nyu.edu
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
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.

Yours Sincerely,
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.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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  • January 19, 2018 at 10:57 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Mail Support <carrollsr@centurylink.net>
    Date: 19 January 2018 at 13:26:34 GMT
    Subject: Mail Termination

    Aol 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.
    Yours Sincerely,

    Thanks for your cooperation

    The Mail Team"

    remove

  • November 7, 2017 at 6:04 AM by an anonymous user from Tampa, Florida, United States

    When I click on the senders email address of the phishing email I received, it actually shows another private email address address as an alternate contact. Not sure if that address would help you trace the sender but here it is: bbchurch1879@windstream.net

    Thanks.

    remove

  • September 17, 2016 at 12:14 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Mail Service <martin.richardson@bell.net>
    Date: September 17, 2016 at 12:05:24 PM EDT
    To: suzcoleman0622@aol.com
    Subject: Incoming Mail

    We received your request at 20.15PM 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 option1 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.

    Best Regards,

    The AOL Mail team"

    remove

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