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Beware of "AOL Mailbox Is Out-Dated Due Storage Limit" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "AOL Mailbox Is Out-Dated Due Storage Limit" Phishing Scam

The email message below is phishing scam. The phishing email message is being sent by cybercriminals to trick AOL users into clicking on the link in it. The link in the email message goes to a fake AOL website that will ask visitors to sign-in. Once visitors attempt to sign into the fake website with their AOL user names and passwords, the information will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the phishing scam.

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The AOL Phishing Email Message

Aol Help

Dear AOL User,

Our record indicates that your AOL Mailbox is out-dated due to it has exceeded its storage limit of 1GB which has caused some incoming mails to be placed on hold. Kindly continue here to re-validate your AOL Mailbox without charges in order to receive new mails and avoid your email being suspended.

Thanks for your cooperation.

AOL Mail Team

Once the cybercriminals have received the stolen AOL usernames and passwords, they will use it to hijack their potential victims’ accounts and use the accounts fraudulently. This is why AOL user should never click on links in email messages to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to http://mail.aol.com/ and sign-in from there. If there is someone that needs to be done their accounts, they will be notified after signing in.

AOL users who have been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to change their AOL account passwords, check their accounts for discrepancies, and contact AOL for help if any is found.

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Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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  • Posted: Feb 5 at 7:00 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Mail Services [mailto:bs6868@etcmail.com]
    Sent: 05 February 2018 06:57
    Subject: Incoming Mail

    AOl MyBenefits.


    Aol User,

    You have (8) New message RETURNED to our admin server today and Our record indicates that your AOL Mailbox is Out-dated due to our recent upgrade to our database. Kindly UPDATE your mail-box to receive new messages that are pending.


    Thank you for being a valued customer.

    Sincerely,
    AOL Member Services"

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 18, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Access Info <cgclark@wowway.com>
    Date: December 18, 2017 at 2:07:19 AM EST
    Subject: Incoming Mails On Hold

    AOl Mail

    Hi User,

    Our record shows that your Mailbox is Out-dated which has caused some incoming mails to be placed on pending. Kindly VALIDATE your Mailbox in order to be able to receive new mails.

    Best Regards,
    The Mail team"

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 24, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Service-Support!!! <smsportsmen@windstream.net>
    Date: 24 November 2017 at 09:51:40 GMT
    Subject: ALERT-TEAM

    Our record indicates that your Mailbox is out-dated due to it has exceeded its storage limit of 1GB which has caused some incoming mails to be placed on hold. Kindly

    UPDATE"

    delete


  • Posted: May 3, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    --Original Message--
    "From: Mail Service <sibley01@tpg.com.au>
    Sent: Wed, May 3, 2017 10:56 am
    Subject: Avoid MailClosure

    AolHelp.
    Dear AOL User,

    Our record indicates that your AOL Mailbox is out-dated due to it has exceeded its storage limit of 1GB which has caused some incoming mails to be placed on hold. Kindly continue here to re-validate your AOL Mailbox without charges in order to receive new mails and avoid your email being suspended.

    Thanks for your cooperation."
    AOL Mail Team

    delete


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