Beware of "AOL Mailbox has Reached its Storage Limit" Phishing Scam

Beware of "AOL Mailbox has Reached its Storage Limit" Phishing Scam

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The "AOL Mailbox has Reached its Storage Limit" 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 usernames and passwords, the information will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the phishing scam.

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The "AOL Mailbox has Reached its Storage Limit" Phishing Scam

From: Mail Administrator <sbetson@mainlandregional.net>

Sent: Wed, Apr 4, 2018 8:56 am

Subject: Verify your mailbox

Aol Mail.

Dear User,



Our record indicates that your mailbox has reached its storage limit of 1 GB and this has caused some incoming messages pending delivery. You have 24 hours to confirm otherwise, your mailbox would be shutdown.


Improve storage limit without being charged and avoid mailbox termination. Also, your new mails will be delivered without any further interceptions.

Note that your feedback would be used to improve customer service at AOL.

Thanks for being a loyal AOL member.


AOL Mail Service

Privacy Policy | Customer Support

©2018 AOL, 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 names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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