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The "AOL Account De-activation Confirmation" Phishing Scam Created by Scammers

The "AOL Account De-activation Confirmation" Phishing Scam Created by Scammers

The "AOL Account De-activation Confirmation" request below is a phishing scam. Therefore, AOL users who have received the same fake email are asked to delete it and not follow the instructions in it. The phishing scam is being sent by cybercriminals to trick AOL users into clicking on the link in it, which goes to a phishing website that steals AOL email account username and password.

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The "AOL Account De-activation Confirmation" Phishing Scam

From: AOL Mail <>

Date: 1/15/19 3:08 AM (GMT-05:00)

To: Recipients

Subject: Account De-activation Confirmation


Hi User,

Your AOL Mail version is outdated, failure to update to the newest AOL version will result to a permanent account closure.

According to provision 1.9 of Terms and conditions AOL! May at anytime Terminate its services for your account. Follow the link below to update your account and accept our new terms and condition.

Your account will be closed if not update within 48hours.

kindly take these additional steps to keep your account safe.



We will always protect our customers.

*Location is approximate based on the IP address it originated from.

AOL users who have already received the phishing email message, and who have followed the instructions in it, are asked to change their AOL account passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked by cybercriminals and used fraudulently.

AOL users should never click on a link to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to and sign-in from there. They will be notified of important changes or alerts after signing in if there is any.

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