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Beware of "Your AOL Mailbox will be Closed" Phishing Scam

2018-02-03T19:36:04  +
Beware of "Your AOL Mailbox will be Closed" Phishing Scam

The email message below with the subject: "Your AOL Mailbox will be Closed," which claims that some information on the recipients' mailboxes appear to be missing or incorrect, is a phishing scam created to steal AOL user names 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 "Your AOL Mailbox will be Closed" Phishing Scam

From: Team Service jamesolson@fuse.net

Date: December 13, 2016 6:56:25 AM PST

Subject: Aol Mail

Your AOL Mailbox will be Closed !

Some information on your mailbox appears to be missing or incorrect.

Please update your information promptly so that you can continue to enjoy.

all the benefits.

If you don't update your information within 72 hours, we will limit it.

Check It Here

The link in the email message goes to a fake AOL website in an attempt to trick the 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 in.

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

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  • Posted: Oct 8, 2018 at 3:32 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Bergerac, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

    Received this today originating from ....tbates8888@aol.com

    I assume it is a phishing scam?


    "Dear Member, AOL FINAL WARNING

    We emailed you last month to let you know about changes we are making to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. These changes are key steps towards creating what's next for our consumers, like you, while empowering them with transparency and controls over how and when their data is used.

    You can learn more about Oath and what these policies mean for you here, as well as more about the changes in our FAQs.

    In order to continue to access your Mail account after October 15th 2018, you will need to confirm you accept the Terms of Service. We also need a few moments of your time to explain how we manage your data and provide you with some choices in relation to the processing of that data.

    Click here to start.

    If you do not want the new Terms of Service and Privacy Policy to apply to you, you will no longer be able to access your account from October 15th 2018. If you would like the contents of your email account, you may obtain a copy of your data by clicking here.

    Thank you for your time and cooperation.

    Oath"

    delete


    • Posted: Oct 8, 2018 at 7:57 AM by info

      Yes, it is a phishing scam.

      delete


  • Posted: Sep 27, 2018 at 2:59 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Thatcham, England, United Kingdom

    Thanks for the above. I noticed that the form looks shady and they sent another email just after I open the first email. Really helpful website. Thanks.

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 13, 2018 at 5:17 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Redruth, England, United Kingdom

    I have just received what appears to be a message from Oath saying that if I do not accept their new conditions, my email account will be closed next day.

    However the email address of the sender is "JonesMotorHomes@aol.com"

    delete


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