Previous    Next
Warning: JavaScript is turned off! Some features on this website will not work without it.

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

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.

Please continue reading below.

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 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.

Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article, by leaving a comment below. And, forward malicious email messages to us using the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com .

Tell us if you LIKE this article by clicking the following thumbs-up, or click the thumbs-down if you dislike it:

       Rating - Thumb up          Rating - Thumb down 0   
Alert and help your family and friends by sharing this article with them:
Submit Your Comment or Question

Submit your comment or question in the box below to share what you know or to get answers about this article.

CommentComments or Questions (0)