The "AOL Mailbox Upgrade" Phishing Scam
From: "Admin" <email@example.com>
Date: January 11, 2018 at 10:51:59 PM CST
Subject: New Message From AOL.
We recently upgraded our database system, So we kindly advice you to upgrade your mailbox today by Clicking here and sign-in to avoid being locked out of your account.
Thank you for understanding.
America Online Team
The link in the email message goes to a fake AOL website that tricks 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 into.
Now, AOL users who were tricked by phishing scams should change their passwords immediately.
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