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"AOL Email Closure" Phishing Scam

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"AOL Email Closure" Phishing Scam

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The email message below with the subject "AOL Email Closure," which claims the recipients should migrate to AOLMail 7.1 to prevent permanent account closure, 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 "AOL Email Closure" Email Phishing Scam

From: Aol Mail <Ayaa.gad@gate-hospitality.com>

Sent: Wed, Oct 2, 2019 4:20 am

Subject: AOL Email Closure

AOL !

Dear Valued User ,

Your AolMail Version Is Outdated,

You are advised to migrate your AolMail to AolMail 7.1. Failure to effect this change might result to a permanent account closure.

According to provision 17.9 of Terms and Conditions, AolMail may at anytime terminate its services for accounts.

Migrate Now

Thanks,

Aol! Mail Team.

Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.

For assistance, log in to your email! website and choose the "Help" link on any page.

Customer Service Email ID # 1009.

c 2018!, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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"AOL Email Closure" Phishing Scam