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"AOL Request to Terminate Account" Phishing Scam

The "AOL Request to Terminate Account" 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.

AOL Request to Terminate Account Phishing Scam
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The "AOL Request to Terminate Account" Phishing Scam

From: "AOL Team" <hy@qw1.cgh>

Date: August 9, 2018 at 9:29:52 AM CDT

Subject: Complete Action

AOL

Hi,

On Aug 9, 2018, we received a request from you to terminate your Aol account

We are processing your request and your account will be inactive in the next 48 hours until we hear from you

If this wasn't you, please cancel the request here.

Thanks

AOL

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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.

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  • May 25, 2019 at 6:17 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -Original Message-

    From: AOL Mail Team <ksrld@adexec.com>

    Sent: Wed, 22 May 2019 21:51

    Subject: nedlohuk; Did you really request us to terminate your [email removed]! account?

    Hi,

    Did you really request us to terminate your [email removed] account?

    please if you did not, reply to this message To cancel the termination request.

    If not, All files on your mail including (Inbox, Sent, Spam, Trash, Draft) will be deleted and access to your Email address will be Denied.

    Regards, © 2019 Aol Inc.,

  • April 16, 2019 at 1:22 PM by info

    Received this scam:

    "From: "The Aol Accounts" <admin@uratsu.councipate.com>

    Date: April 15, 2019 at 6:43:39 PM EDT

    Subject: kapturowski; Urgent: Account Deactivation Request

    Reply-To: <admin@silevsky.com>,<info@amdi.reorgio.com>,<notification@teirbot.com>,<admin@inalifor.com>,<info@compeath.com>,<notification@schosentrigher.com>,<news@cntnt.computerworld.com>,<contact@pov.org>,<info@cisco.com>

    The request was received from your Aol account 04/14/2019 2019 23:15 GMT.

    Sometimes these requests are made in error. If this deactivation was not requested by you, we ask that you submit your password in reply to this email.

    Once the current password on the account is verified the deactivation request will be canceled and your account will remain active.

    Be advised, once an account is deactivated it cannot be recovered.

    Thank You, The Aol Team

  • April 6, 2019 at 2:59 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -Original Message-

    From: Final Notice <support@psychowrecking.com> replynow@99gage.com,

    To: bank101010 <bank101010@aol.com>

    Sent: Thu, Apr 4, 2019 8:09 pm

    Subject: YOUR REQUEST TO TERMINATE YOUR AOL

    Dear Aol™ User,

    You submitted a request to terminate your Aol mail account and the process has started by our Aol™ Team, Please give us 3 working days to close your mail account.

    To cancel the termination request reply to this mail.

    All files on your Aol mail including (Inbox, Sent, Spam, Trash, Draft) will be deleted and access to your Aol™ mail account will be Denied.

    If you wish to Terminate your Email Address, you can Sign Up for a new Aol™account.

    For further help please contact by replying to this mail.

    Regards,

    Aol™ Account Services

  • April 3, 2019 at 10:33 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Final Notice replynow@99gage.com

    Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    Subject: YOUR REQUEST TO TERMINATE YOUR AOL

    Dear Aol™ User,

    You submitted a request to terminate your Aol mail account and the process has started by our Aol™ Team, Please give us 3 working days to close your mail account.

    To cancel the termination request reply to this mail.

    All files on your Aol mail including (Inbox, Sent, Spam, Trash, Draft) will be deleted and access to your Aol™ mail account will be Denied.

    If you wish to Terminate your Email Address, you can Sign Up for a new Aol™account.

    For further help please contact by replying to this mail.

    Regards,

    Aol™ Account Services"

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"AOL Request to Terminate Account" Phishing Scam