An "AOL Important Mail Upgrade Required" Phishing Scam
From: AOL MAIL TEAM <email@example.com>
Date: 22 July 2019 at 07:21:17 BST
Subject: Important Mail Upgrade Required
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Hi AOL User,
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.
Thank you for being a member of our mail community.
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.