"Your AOL Email will be Closed" Phishing Scam

Your AOL Email will be Closed Phishing Scam

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The email message below with the subject: "Your AOL Email will be Closed," which claims the recipients should update their AOL account or Web Profile is a phishing scam created to steal AOL usernames and passwords. The email message was not sent by AOL, but by cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to gain access to the potential victims' email accounts and use them for malicious or fraudulent purposes.

The "Your AOL Email will be Closed" Email Phishing Scam

From: Email <explore@pfchangs.com>

Sent: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 3:33 pm

Subject: Your email will be closed

Welcome to AOL Customer Support

Dear AOL Member

Contact Us

promo image goes here Have a question regarding your AOL account?

Contact us now!

E-mail your questions

Call us at 1-888-265-8005

Dear Valued Member,

Have you noticed? AOL's got a great way to manage your FREE Update benefits – all in one place!

As an AOL member, You need to Update your AOL Webmail profile.


Update Your Profile Account

not only do you have unlimited access to AOL mail, but you also have other FREE benefits you can manage at mybenefits.aol.com including AIM, AOL Video and more.

Thank you for being a valued AOL member.

Click here to update your account

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.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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"Your AOL Email will be Closed" Phishing Scam