The "AOL Mailbox has Reached its Storage Limit" Phishing Scam
From: Mail Administrator <email@example.com>
Sent: Wed, Apr 4, 2018 8:56 am
Subject: Verify your mailbox
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
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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.