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"Secure And Upgrade Your AOL" Phishing Scam

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"Secure And Upgrade Your AOL" Phishing Scam

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The "Secure And Upgrade Your AOL" email, which claims the recipients' AOL account will be suspended, 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.

The "Secure And Upgrade Your AOL" Phishing Scam

From: "aol.com" <Fauser-Schaeferei@t-online.de>

Date: 27 November 2018 at 7:27:41 am GMT

Subject: Secure And Upgrade Your aol.com

Aol.Com

Hi ,

This is a notification that your service (aol.com) will be suspended in 48 hours

Suspension Reason: Potential Abuser

If you wish to keep using our service, kindly confirm your email by https://servicemail.aol.com .

You will not be able to access your email if Ignored, Service takes few seconds .

Email:sandrabiggin@aol.com

Thank you,

aol.com Team

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.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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"Secure And Upgrade Your AOL" Phishing Scam