The AOL Phishing Email Message
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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