The "AOL Service Removal Requested has been Initiated" Phishing Scam
Date: 4 February 2018 at 00:08:41 GMT
Subject: Network Service
Service Removal Requested has initiated:
Your request to remove your e-mail from our domain has been initiated.
Please reply with 'I Approve' to confirm your request. Click here if this request was not initiated by you.
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AOL Email, Box 65101, Dept 5627, Sterling, VA 20165-8805.
The link in the email message goes to a fake AOL website in an attempt to trick the potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If the potential victims enter their AOL usernames and passwords on the fake website, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack the victims' accounts.
Therefore, AOL users who have received email messages like the one above, should go directly to their email accounts instead of clicking on the links in the email messages. If there is anything wrong with their accounts, it will be shown to them after signing in.
Now, AOL users who were tricked by phishing scams should change their passwords immediately.