Email Fraud Alert: America Online (AOL) Fraudulent Schemes and Scams
If you receive the following AOL email, please be aware that it is fraudulent. Emails of this type are designed to get you to provide personal information such as your bank account number, routing number, social security number, birth date, etc.
The information obtained is used to secure a credit card in your name, or draft a payment from your checking account. If you receive this fraudulent AOL email, please report it to your internet service provide and to your email hosting provider.
Dear [email protected]:
We use this medium to notify you that your AOL account has generated some errors on our MySQL Database and you are required to follow all instructions given to you in order to correct this problem.
During our regular account verification procedure, we encountered a technical problem and we could not verify your information which we have on file. Your account data could not be recovered due to system errors resulting from Windows update. As a result of this, your information which we have on file is incomplete and your account functions are abnormal.
In respect to the above, you are urgently required to re-submit your information via our servers so that we can fully verify your AOL account; otherwise, your access to AOL services will be deactivated until you pass the verification procedure.
We strongly require that you click here to verify your AOL account!
Note that failure to verify your account immediately will lead to permanent deactivation of your AOL account..
We are very sorry for the inconveniences this might have caused you and we assure you that everything will return to normal as soon as you have done the needful.
AOL Technical Team
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