The AOL email confirmation closure request 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 Account Confirmation Closure Request" Phishing Scam
From: "MailBox" <email@example.com>
Date: 1 February 2018 at 07:16:04 GMT
Dear AOL User
This is a feedback from your earlier request with instruction to close your AOL account.
Note your request are now been processed, we need you to confirm the account closure request by clicking this link here. www.mail.aol.com/account/closure/request.html
If you didn't initiate the account closure request, Click Cancel Account Closure Request button immediately and login with your e-mail to cancel request.
Cancel Account Closure Request
Failure to cancel this request your account will be automatically close after 24hours.
AOL MAIL TEAM
NOTIC Tier II Technician
Department Support Specialist
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 https://mail.aol.com and sign-in from there. They will be notified of important changes or alerts after signing in if there is any.