"AOL Incoming Mails on Hold - Outgoing and Incoming is Blocked" Phishing Scams
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A Sample of the "AOL Incoming Mails on Hold" Phishing Scam
From: "@ol Member" <email@example.com>
Date: October 30, 2017 at 4:16:22 PM EDT
Subject: Mails on Hold
Your Mail Outgoing and Incoming is blocked. Reason : Daily Mail Bounce Count Exceeds Limit [ Bounce count=10 ]
Please follow the link below to unblock yourself:
This is an automated message, please do not reply to this mail
AOL users who have already received the phishing email messages, and who have followed the instructions in them, are asked to change their AOL account passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked by cybercriminals and used fraudulently.
AOL users should never click on a link to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to https://mail.aol.com and sign-in from there. They will be notified of important changes or alerts after signing in if there is any.
Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.
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