The "AOL Request to Terminate Account" Phishing Scam
From: "AOL Team" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: August 9, 2018 at 9:29:52 AM CDT
Subject: Complete Action
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.
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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.