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"AOL Important Mail Upgrade Required" Phishing Scams

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"AOL Important Mail Upgrade Required" Phishing Scams

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The fake email message below which claims the recipients' AOL mailboxes need to be upgraded due to AOL Terms of Service, Payments Terms of Service, and Privacy Policy updates, is a phishing scam created to steal AOL usernames and passwords. The fake email message is being sent by cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to gain access to the potential victims' email accounts and use them for malicious or fraudulent purposes.

An "AOL Important Mail Upgrade Required" Phishing Scam

From: AOL MAIL TEAM <omar88@prodigy.net.mx>

Date: 22 July 2019 at 07:21:17 BST

Subject: Important Mail Upgrade Required

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Hi AOL User,

Our community and vision for your mail experience have grown significantly, so we’re updating our Terms of Service, Payments Terms of Service, and Privacy Policy (collectively, “Terms”). The Terms will go into effect for all existing users on July 25, 2019. When you use AOL on or after that day, we’ll ask you to agree to the new Terms of Service and your continued use of the AOL Platform from that day on will be subject to the new Privacy Policy.

Due to our new Terms, we will be closing all email address using our old services. This simply means your email account will be discontinued (closed) after July 25, 2019.

If you wish to continue using our email services please accept our new terms to avoid mail closure.

You can review the new Terms by clicking here. We’ve also put up information to explain these changes in more detail on our Terms of Service Update page. Both the old and new versions of the Terms can be found at the Terms of Service, Payments Terms of Service, and Privacy Policy, tabs through July 25, 2019. You should review these Terms in full yourself.

Thank you for being a member of our mail community.

Thanks,

The AOL Team

The link in the email message goes to a fake AOL website that tricks 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 into.

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 Important Mail Upgrade Required" Phishing Scams