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"AOL Mailbox is Out-dated" Phishing Scam

The "AOL Emailbox is outdated" email below is a phishing scam.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 is Out-dated Phishing Scam
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The "AOL Mailbox is Out-dated" 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.

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  • February 9, 2018 at 10:50 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -Original Message-

    From: Mail Services <rscottbelcher@etcmail.com>

    Sent: Tue, Feb 6, 2018 03:10 PM

    Subject: Incoming Mail

    AOl MyBenefits.

    Hi 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.

    Thank you for being a valued customer.

    Sincerely,

    AOL Member Services

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