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Warning - "AOL Oath Terms of Service and Privacy Policy Change" Phishing Scams

2018-07-10T11:01:36  +
Warning - "AOL Oath Terms of Service and Privacy Policy Change" Phishing Scams

Cybercriminals are sending out fake "AOL Oath Terms of Service and Privacy Policy Change" emails to potential victims, in an attempt to trick them into clicking on malicious links in the same emails. The malicious links go to phishing websites that steal visitors' email or online account credentials, by tricking them into signing in.

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Sample of the "AOL Oath Terms of Service and Privacy Policy Change" Phishing Sscam

From: Terms <jonloizou@aol.com>

Sent: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:12

Subject: Incoming Mails

We have a new unified Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

Dear Member, AOL FINAL WARNING

We emailed you last month to let you know about changes we are making to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. These changes are key steps towards creating what's next for our consumers, like you, while empowering them with transparency and controls over how and when their data is used.

You can learn more about Oath and what these policies mean for you here, as well as more about the changes in our FAQs.

In order to continue to access your AOL Mail account after 7 June 2018, you will need to confirm you accept the Terms of Service. We also need a few moments of your time to explain how we manage your data and provide you with some choices in relation to the processing of that data.

Click here to start.

If you do not want the new Terms of Service and Privacy Policy to apply to you, you will no longer be able to access your account from 31 May 2018. If you would like the contents of your email account, you may obtain a copy of your data by clicking here.

Thank you for your time and cooperation.

Oath

Privacy Policy

Oath (UK) Limited, Shropshire House, 11-20 Capper Street, London WC1E 6JA, UK, AOL FINAL WARNING

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  • Posted: Nov 15, 2018 at 9:25 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Oath-Brand
    Date: 15 November 2018 at 6:48:29 am GMT
    Subject: AOL Account Notification Regarding AOL Oath.

    We have a new unified Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

    Dear Member,

    (Final Warning)

    In June 2018, Yahoo and AOL joined forces to create Oath, a media and technology company with a dynamic house of global brands, and a part of Verizon. It's an exciting venture that we believe will bring a host of new innovations and digital experiences for our users. With Verizon, Oath can provide you with better experiences and services.

    As part of this collaboration, we're asking all users of Oath owned sites and services to agree to the new unified Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, which will help us continue to deliver and build on great digital experiences for you.

    Please take some time to review and agree to the new unified Terms of Service and Privacy Policy by clicking on the button below.
    Review and agree now

    To help you understand some of the key updates, we've provided a summary below as well as a description of what tools are available to you to manage your data and experience within Oath's house of brands. Please note that this summary is not exhaustive and we encourage you to review the updated versions of our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Those terms and not this summary will govern your relationship with Oath. To learn more about our approach to privacy, click here.

    Terms of Service Updates Summary

    We’ve updated our mutual arbitration clause.Hopefully, disputes will never be an issue, but in the case of one, our arbitration clause will allow a third-party arbitrator to help us resolve them. We’ve also updated our class action waiver.

    These provisions are an important part of our relationship with you, so please read them carefully.

    We’ve specified the legal entity that provides each service to you. For some services, this may be a different entity than the entity that previously provided the service. We’ve also reserved the right to transfer the providing entity for each service in the future.
    The general provisions that apply to billing, auto-renewal, and refunds have been updated. Unless the additional terms for a service override the Terms of Service, these provisions apply to your use of our paid services.

    Applicability of Terms. If you are using our services on behalf of another account owner (e.g., as an administrator, consultant or analyst) or on behalf of a company, business or other entity, the Terms of Service apply to your activities and are binding on the account owner or entity.
    Indemnity for Non-Personal Use. If you are using our Services on behalf of a company, business or other entity, or if you are using our Services for commercial purposes, we’ve added an indemnity provision, which requires you and the entity to protect us against certain legal actions.
    We’ve updated our choice of law and forum provisions. New York law now governs and New York, New York is the designated forum.

    Privacy Policy Updates Summary

    We’ve made it more readable! We took care to make it easier for you to understand our services and our privacy practices.
    We’ve updated how we collect and use data. We’ve updated some of the ways we collect and analyze user data in order to deliver services, content, and relevant advertising to you and protect against abuse.

    This includes:
    Analyzing content and information (including emails, instant messages, posts, photos, attachments, and other communications) when you use our services. This allows us to deliver, personalize and develop relevant features, content, advertising and services Linking your activity on third-party sites and apps with information we have about you Providing anonymized and aggregated reports to other parties regarding user trends New information regarding personalization. We’ve included new information explaining how we combine data among our services and across your devices and Oath accounts. This allows us to provide more personalized content and services.

    We’ve updated user choices. We’ve provided additional information about your choices when using our services, and given you control in our Privacy Controls section.

    What You Need to Do

    We have designed these changes to help improve your experience with Oath and its brands. To review and agree to the new Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, please click the button below. These changes go into effect as soon as you consent.

    Review and agree now

    Please note that although our services will continue to be available under the existing terms for now, you will eventually need to agree to the new Terms of Service and Privacy Policy in order to continue to use our services. If you have any questions or need additional help, please refer to this link.

    Thank you for your continued loyalty and support.

    Sincerely,
    Oath"

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  • Posted: Nov 15, 2018 at 9:11 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- -- -- --

    From: Oath_Brand
    Date: 15 November 2018 at 9:46:21 am GMT
    Subject: AOL Account Notification Regarding Your AOL New Oath

    Important Information About Your AOL - Email Service

    Hello,

    As you've used your email address in the last 90 days, we need to let you know about some changes we're making.

    We're closing some of our older email services. That means your AOL email address will stop working after 13th November, 2018 unless you switch to AOL OATH. If you don't, you'll lose your email address as well as the folders and messages associated with it.
    Please take some time to switch and agree to the new unified Terms of Service and Privacy Policy by clicking on the button below. .
    Switch Here Now

    What You Can Look Forward To

    Protection against viruses, spam and other online threats
    Technical support to help you when you need
    Up to 11 email addresses for you and your family
    Strong webmail Protection

    We have designed these changes to help improve your experience with Oath and its brands. You are advised to switch to the new Terms of Service to confirm that you understand the new Privacy Policy.

    Please note that although our services will continue to be available under the existing terms for now, you will eventually need to agree to the new Terms of Service and Privacy Policy in order to continue to use our services. If you have any questions or need additional help, please refer to this link

    Thank you for your continued loyalty and support.

    Best regards,
    Oath

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 15, 2018 at 9:10 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- -- -- -- --
    From: UK Oath Team
    Date: 15 November 2018 at 10:31:21 am GMT
    Subject: UK OATH FINAL WARNING

    We have a new unified Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

    Dear Member, AOL FINAL WARNING

    We emailed you last month to let you know about changes we are making to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. These changes are key steps towards creating what's next for our consumers, like you, while empowering them with transparency and controls over how and when their data is used.

    You can learn more about Oath and what these policies mean for you here, as well as more about the changes in our FAQs.

    In order to continue to access your AOL Mail account after 18th NOVEMBER 2018, you will need to confirm you accept the Terms of Service. We also need a few moments of your time to explain how we manage your data and provide you with some choices in relation to the processing of that data.

    Click here to start.

    If you do not want the new Terms of Service and Privacy Policy to apply to you, you will no longer be able to access your account from 18th November 2018. If you would like the contents of your email account, you may obtain a copy of your data by clicking here.

    Thank you for your time and cooperation.

    Oath

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  • Posted: Nov 6, 2018 at 8:36 AM by info

    Here is antoher scam:

    "From: OATH REMINDER
    Date: 6 November 2018 at 03:17:12 GMT
    Subject: ATTENTION: Important Notice About ( OATH_BRAND ) Policy & Terms

    We have a new unified Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

    Dear Member,

    Oath_Reminder

    We emailed you last month to let you know about changes we are making to our Terms and Privacy Policy. These changes are key steps towards creating what's next for our consumers, like you, while empowering them with transparency and controls over how and when their data is used.

    You can learn more about Oath and what these policies mean for you here, as well as more about the changes in our FAQs.

    In order to continue to access your AOL Mail account after 6 November 2018, you will need to confirm you accept the Terms of Service. We also need a few moments of your time to explain how we manage your data and provide you with some choices in relation to the processing of that data.

    ACCEPT OATH

    If you do not want the new Terms of Service and Privacy Policy to apply to you, you will no longer be able to access your account from 6 November 2018 . If you would like the contents of your email account, you may obtain a copy of your data by clicking here.

    Thank you for your time and cooperation.

    Oath"

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  • Posted: Oct 29, 2018 at 5:56 AM by an anonymous user from or near: London, England, United Kingdom

    I have had these emails, and am not now receiving emails to my AOL account. I'm concerned that these are related and that I really will lose my AOL account. Can anyone advise?

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    • Posted: Oct 29, 2018 at 6:12 AM by info

      Try changing your AOL password or contact AOL for help.

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  • Posted: Oct 4, 2018 at 2:44 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Los Angeles, California, United States

    This looks like another!


    "ACTION REQUIRED (dnfeatherstone@aol.com)
    To:you (BCC) Details
    We have a new unified Terms of Service and Privacy Policy


    Dear Member, AOL FINAL WARNING


    We emailed you last month to let you know about changes we are making to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. These changes are key steps towards creating what's next for our consumers, like you, while empowering them with transparency and controls over how and when their data is used.

    You can learn more about Oath and what these policies mean for you here, as well as more about the changes in our FAQs.

    In order to continue to access your AOL Mail account after October 5 2018, you will need to confirm you accept the Terms of Service. We also need a few moments of your time to explain how we manage your data and provide you with some choices in relation to the processing of that data.

    Click here to start."

    If you do not want the new Terms of Service and Privacy Policy to apply to you, you will no longer be able to access your account from October 5 2018. If you would like the contents of your email account, you may obtain a copy of your data by clicking here.

    Thank you for your time and cooperation.

    Oath

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 18, 2018 at 9:37 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Privacy Policy Update
    Sent: Tue, Sep 18, 2018 9:47 am
    Subject: AOL New Oath

    We have a new unified Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

    Dear Member, AOL FINAL WARNING

    We emailed you last month to let you know about changes we are making to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. These changes are key steps towards creating what's next for our consumers, like you, while empowering them with transparency and controls over how and when their data is used.

    You can learn more about Oath and what these policies mean for you here, as well as more about the changes in our FAQs.

    In order to continue to access your AOL Mail account after August 31 2018, you will need to confirm you accept the Terms of Service. We also need a few moments of your time to explain how we manage your data and provide you with some choices in relation to the processing of that data.

    Click here to start.

    If you do not want the new Terms of Service and Privacy Policy to apply to you, you will no longer be able to access your account from Sept 18 2018. If you would like the contents of your email account, you may obtain a copy of your data by clicking here.

    Thank you for your time and cooperation.

    Oath"

    delete


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