The email message below, which claims that a request to delete the recipients' email box permanently, is a phishing scam. The fake or phishing email message was NOT sent by AOL, but by cybercriminals, who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them their email account user names and passwords. Therefore, recipients of the fraudulent email message should delete it and not follow the instructions into it.
The "AOL Incoming Emails on Hold" Phishing Email Message
From: online Mail <email@example.com>
Sent: Sat, Aug 20, 2016 9:50 pm
Subject: Incoming Mails On Hold.
AOL! Mail Notification
We received your request at 10:15PM 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.
Recipients of the fake or phishing email message, who have followed the instructions in it, should change their email account password immediately, before it is hijacked and used fraudulently by cybercriminals.