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"Your AOL Email will be Deleted" Phishing Scam

The email message below with the subject: "Your AOL Email will be Deleted," which claims the recipients should update their AOL account or Web Profile is a phishing scam created to steal AOL usernames 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.

Your AOL Email will be Deleted Phishing Scam
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The "Your AOL Email will be Deleted" Email Phishing Scam

From: Member Service <nicka@allworldlogistics.net>

Sent: Mon, Jan 8, 2018 5:37 am

Subject: Your AOL email will be deleted

AOL Help

Live Help - For further assistance, click Live Help to speak with a Member Services Representative.

Account Update

Dear Valued Member,

Have you noticed? AOL's got a great way to manage your FREE Update benefits – all in one place!

As an AOL member, You need to Update your AOL Webmail profile.

mybenefits.aol.com

Update Your Profile Account

not only do you have unlimited access to AOL mail, but you also have other FREE benefits you can manage at mybenefits.aol.com including AIM, AOL Video and more.

Thank you for being a valued AOL member.

Sincerely,

Your MyBenefits Team

© 2018 AOL LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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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  • June 15, 2019 at 2:44 PM by an anonymous user from: Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, United States

    I am not getting any of my regular mail this past 3 weeks. I am getting all kinds of ads and spam mail..All most 200 a day. How can i stop this and get my regular mail back?

    I get messages did i really request to terminate my account and when i reply it does not go through and comes back can not be delivered..

  • April 5, 2019 at 12:34 AM by an anonymous user from: Hammond, Indiana, United States

    What the f***k is this scam these people are trying to pull:

    "To cancel the termination request reply to this mail. all files on your AOL mail including (inbox, sent, spam, trash, draft) will be deleted and access to your aol™ mail account will be denied.

    if you wish to terminate your email address, you can sign up for a new aol™account. for further help please contact by replying to this mail.

    regards,

    aol™ account services"

  • July 12, 2018 at 12:27 PM by an anonymous user from: Lakeland, Florida, United States

    Someone using president2121@aol.com has set up a fake email account in my name and is sending out requests from my contact list for gift cards. How do I proceed to stop this?

    I have changed my passwords on my Gmail account.

    Thanks,

    Anne

    • July 12, 2018 at 2:03 PM by info

      Changing your password is the best thing you can do since they have your contact list already. Contact the persons on your contact list and tell them to ignore emails from the same email address.

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