"AOL Mailbox Expired" Phishing Scam

The "AOL Mailbox Expired" 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.

AOL Mailbox Expired Phishing Scam

The "AOL Mailbox Expired" Phishing Scam

From: Email Services bando@ellijay.com

Date: 29 January 2018 at 10:17:46 GMT

Subject: Mailbox Expired

AOl MyBenefits.

Aol User,

You have (8) New message RETURNED to our admin server today and Our record indicates that your AOL Mailbox is Out-dated due to our recent upgrade to our database. Kindly UPDATE your mail-box to receive new messages that are pending.

Thanks for your cooperation

The Mail Team

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.

Check the comment section below for additional information, share what you know, or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. And, to quickly find answers to your questions, use our search Search engine.

Note: Some of the information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.
Was this article helpful?  +
Share this with others:

Comments, Questions, Answers, or Reviews

There are no comments as yet, please leave one below or revisit.

To protect your privacy, please do not post or remove sensitive information in or from your comments, questions, or reviews. NB: We will use your IP address to display your approximate location to other users when you make a post. That location is not enough to find you.

Your comment, answer, or review will be set as anonymous because you are not signed in. An anonymous comment, answer, or review cannot be edited or deleted, therefore, review it carefully before posting. Sign-in.

Write Your Comment, Question, Answer, or Review

"AOL Mailbox Expired" Phishing Scam