The "AOL Mail Reset Confirmation" Phishing Scam

The AOL Mail Reset Confirmation Phishing Scam

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The "AOL Mail Reset Confirmation" request email below is a phishing scam. Therefore, AOL users who have received the same email are asked to delete it and not follow the instructions in it. The phishing scam is being sent by cybercriminals to trick AOL users into clicking on the link in it, which goes to a phishing website that steals AOL email account username and password.

The "AOL Mail Reset Confirmation" Phishing Scam

From: "AOL" <>

Date: 17 December 2018 at 11:16:22 GMT

To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Subject: Mail Reset Confirmation


Dear User,

Thanks for contacting AOL

We received a request to reset your AOL account. All Saved Mails, Documents & Folders will be erased from your account after 24hrs.

To complete reset, please click the button below:

Complete Reset

If you did not make this request, we recommend that you cancel reset, please click the button below:

Cancel Reset

Thanks for using AOL!


The AOL Help Team

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AOL users who have already received the phishing email message, and who have followed the instructions in it, are asked to change their AOL account passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked by cybercriminals and used fraudulently.

AOL users should never click on a link to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to and sign-in from there. They will be notified of important changes or alerts after signing in if there is any.

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

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The "AOL Mail Reset Confirmation" Phishing Scam