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
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 .
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.