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Beware of "AOL Service Removal Requested has been Initiated" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "AOL Service Removal Requested has been Initiated" Phishing Scam

The email message below with the subject "Service Removal Requested has Initiated," which claims that a request to remove the recipients' email from domain has been initiated, is a phishing scam created to steal AOL usernames and passwords. The fake email message is being sent by cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to gain access to the potential victims' email accounts and use them for malicious or fraudulent purposes.

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The "AOL Service Removal Requested has been Initiated" Phishing Scam

From: "Today"<team@fold3.com>

Date: 4 February 2018 at 00:08:41 GMT

Subject: Network Service

AOL Help

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.

Privacy Policy | Customer Support | Unsubscribe

©2018 Oath Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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.

Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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  • Posted: Wednesday at 7:00 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Miller Place, New York, United States

    I also received this email described. I will forward it to abuse@aol.com

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 16 at 9:32 AM by an anonymous user from or near: East Grinstead, England, United Kingdom

    I had the above phishing email today. It worried me at first but I did not click anything in it. I then did a Google search on the wording in the email, to see if it was a scam, and your article came up, so thanks for that!

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  • Posted: Feb 16 at 12:55 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "help T-2 Access"<help@hostgator.com>
    Date: February 15, 2018 at 2:45:19 AM EST
    Subject: Today 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."

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 14 at 5:42 PM by info

    Received the following:

    -----Original Message-----
    From: help T-2 Access <help@hostgator.com>
    Sent: Tue, Feb 13, 2018 11:27 pm
    Subject: Today Service

    AOL Help

    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.

    Privacy Policy | Customer Support | Unsubscribe
    ©2018 Oath Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    AOL Email, Box 65101, Dept 5627, Sterling, VA 20165-8805.

    delete


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