"AOL Security Tips" Phishing Scam

AOL Security Tips Phishing Scam

Cybercriminals are sending out fake "AOL Security Tips" emails to potential victims, in an attempt to trick them into clicking on malicious links in the same emails. The malicious links go to phishing websites that steal visitors' email or online account credentials, by tricking them into signing in.

An "AOL Security Tips" Phishing Scam

From: "AOL.Security Tips AOL.Security Tips" <mdehesa@prodigy.net.mx>

Date: 2 October 2019 at 07:31:38 BST

Subject: We noticed you haven't upgraded your Oath experience.

Important Information About Your AOL - Email Service


As you've used your email address in the last 90 days, we need to let you know about some changes we're making.

We're closing some of our older email services. That means your AOL email address will stop working after 5 OCT, 2019 unless you switch to AOL OATH. If you don't, you'll lose your email address as well as the folders and messages associated with it.

Please take some time to switch and agree to the new unified Terms of Service and Privacy Policy by clicking on the button below.

Switch Here Now

What You Can Look Forward To

Protection against viruses, spam and other online threats

Technical support to help you when you need

Up to 11 email addresses for you and your family

Strong web-mail Protection

We have designed these changes to help improve your experience with Oath and its brands. You are advised to switch to the new Terms of Service to confirm that you understand the new Privacy Policy.

Please note that although our services will continue to be available under the existing terms for now, you will eventually need to agree to the new Terms of Service and Privacy Policy in order to continue to use our services. If you have any questions or need additional help, please refer to this link

Thank you for your continued loyalty and support.

Best regards,


Verizon, AOL and Yahoo users who want to view the Oath's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy change, may view it at the following link, instead of clicking on links in an email message:

And, Verizon, AOL and Yahoo users who have already been tricked by the phishing email are asked to change their passwords before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently.

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  • December 12, 2019 at 1:49 PM by an anonymous user from: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

    My five AOL screen names disappeared so I called AOL tech support and was told the representative needed to access my computer, who helped me get them back. The next morning I received a recorded message saying that my account had been hacked and that my name/account was hacked to apply for credit at countless companies.

    What can I do?

    • December 12, 2019 at 2:19 PM by info

      It seems you may have called a fake technical support number and was tricked into allowing some cybercriminal to access your computer remotely. AOL does not need remote access when their users are having account problems.

      Call the following legitimate AOL techi al support number instead for help:

      1-800-827-6364 (Mon-Fri: 8am-12am ET; Sat: 8am-10pm ET)

  • November 16, 2019 at 7:21 PM by an anonymous user from: Hereford, England, United Kingdom

    I receive on average 2 of these messages every day - is there any way to stop them, or do I just have to keep on deleting them ad nauseam?

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"AOL Security Tips" Phishing Scam