The "AOL Mailbox Expired" Phishing Scam
From: Email Services firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 29 January 2018 at 10:17:46 GMT
Subject: Mailbox Expired
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.
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