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"AOL Request to Shut Down Mailbox" Phishing Scam

AOL Request to Shut Down  Mailbox Phishing Scam

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The "request to shut down your mailbox" email message below is a phishing scam. The phishing email message is being sent by cybercriminals to trick AOL users into clicking on the link in it. The link in the email message goes to a fake AOL website that will ask visitors to sign-in. Once visitors attempt to sign into the fake website with their AOL user names and passwords, the information will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the phishing scam.

The "AOL Request to Shut Down Mailbox" Phishing Scam

From: E-mail Assistance <rlhenterprise@tds.net>

Sent: Tue, Feb 6, 2018 1:58 pm

Subject: Mail Attention

A0l Mail

Admin received a request to shut down your mail box. Your request is being processed and will be completed within 48 hours.

Follow the link below to cancel the request if it was sent in an error

Yes Complete Request

NO I DID NOT MAKE THESE REQUEST

The A0L Mail team

Privacy Policy | Customer Support |

©2018 Oath Inc. All Rights Reserved

Once the cybercriminals have received the stolen AOL usernames and passwords, they will use it to hijack their potential victims’ accounts and use the accounts fraudulently. This is why AOL user should never click on links in email messages to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to http://mail.aol.com/ and sign-in from there. If there is someone that needs to be done their accounts, they will be notified after signing in.

AOL users who have been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to change their AOL account passwords, check their accounts for discrepancies, and contact AOL for help if any is found.

Note: Some of the information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • August 5, 2019 at 10:09 AM by info

    "From: "Aol.com Mail" <consein.edificaciones@prodigy.net.mx>

    Date: 5 August 2019 at 09:54:06 BST

    Subject: Email Shutdown Notification

    Our record indicates that you recently made a request to shutdown your email. An d this request will be processed shortly.

    If this request was made accidentally and you have no knowledge of it, you are advised to cancel the request now

    Login Now

    However, if you do not cancel this request,your account will be shutdown shortly

    and all your email data will be lost permanently.

    Regards.

    Email Administrator UK"

    Here is another scam.

  • August 2, 2019 at 9:07 PM by info

    "From: AOL <supetrie@aol.com>

    Date: 1 August 2019 at 18:08:45 BST

    Subject: Email Shutdown (Action Required)

    AOL MAIL

    Dear User,

    This is a feedback from your earlier request with instruction to close your AOL account.

    Note that your request is now being processed and we need you to confirm the account closure request.

    If you didn't initiate the account closure request, click Cancel Account Closure Request button immediately and login with your e-mail to cancel and update your account.

    Cancel Account Closure Request

    Failure to cancel this request, your account will shut down automatically after 48 Hours.

    AOL Mail Service Desk

    NOTICE Email Technician -

    Support Specialist."

    Here is another scam.

  • July 17, 2019 at 3:18 PM by info

    "From: AOL Mail <pacanac@prodigy.net.mx>

    Date: 17 July 2019 at 03:12:04 BST

    Subject: Email Alert

    Our record indicates that you recently made a request to shutdown your email. And this request will be processed shortly.

    If this request was made accidentally and you have no knowledge of it, you are advised to cancel the request now

    Login Now

    However, if you do not cancel this request,your account will be shutdown shortly

    and all your email data will be lost permanently.

    Regards.

    Email Administrator UK"

    Here is another scam.

  • July 2, 2019 at 3:04 PM by info

    "From: "AOL.com Request" <a***r@prodigy.net.mx>

    Date: 1 July 2019 at 10:29:29 BST

    Subject: Email Administrator

    Our record indicates that you recently made a request to shutdown your email. And this request will be processed shortly.

    If this request was made accidentally and you have no knowledge of it, you are advised to cancel the request now

    Login Now

    However, if you do not cancel this request,your account will be shutdown shortly

    and all your email data will be lost permanently.

    Regards.

    Email Administrator"

    Here is another scam.

  • June 27, 2019 at 7:04 PM by info

    "From: ✔ 𝐀𝐎𝐋 𝐎𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬 ✔ <>

    To: 3r1d <3r1d@aol.com>

    Sent: Thu, Jun 27, 2019 3:05 pm

    Subject: 𝐀𝐂𝐂𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐓 𝐒𝐇𝐔𝐓𝐃𝐎𝐖𝐍

    Dear valued Customer

    You are advised to verify and reconfim your aol online account to enable usupgrade your account will automatically lose the aol account. reply to this urgent mail would enable us upgrade our data system for your security

    All aol users should reply now! Failure to do this will immediately render

    Regards,

    aol.com"

    Received this scam.

  • April 6, 2019 at 11:12 AM by an anonymous user from: Columbus, Ohio, United States

    I've gotten three of these emails (in my spam folder) since the beginning of April.

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