The "AOL Account De-activation Confirmation" Phishing Scam
From: AOL Mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 1/15/19 3:08 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: Recipients email@example.com
Subject: Account De-activation Confirmation
Your AOL Mail version is outdated, failure to update to the newest AOL version will result to a permanent account closure.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.
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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 https://mail.aol.com 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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