The "AOL Tech Fortress 2020 Mailbox Outdated" Scam
From: AOL Mail Team - firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 6 January 2020 at 09:40:32 GMT
Subject: AOL Tech Fortress @2020
Our record indicates that your mailbox is outdated due to it has almost reached the limit to which it could receive and send mails. Kindly renew you mailbox by following the instruction given below in order to avoid mailbox termination.
Click AOL Tech Fortress to renew your mailbox. Complete this survey and avoid mailbox termination. Also, new mails would be delivered to your mailbox without any further interceptions.
Thank you for being a loyal AOL member.
AOL Security Team.
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Once the cybercriminals have received the stolen AOL usernames and passwords, they will use it to hijack their potential victims’ accounts and use the accounts fraudulently. This is why AOL user should never click on links in email messages to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to http://mail.aol.com/ and sign-in from there. If there is someone that needs to be done their accounts, they will be notified after signing in.
AOL users who have been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to change their AOL account passwords, check their accounts for discrepancies, and contact AOL for help if any is found.