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AIM critical update

AOL Instant Messenger


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Date Reported: 23rd January 2010 Whats this? Risk Level: MEDIUM-HIGH Whats this?
Email Subject:
 AIM critical update
Apparent Sender:
 AOL Instant Messenger  Whats this?
Return Address:
 Not found Whats this?
Email Format:  HTML Whats this?
URL of Web Content:
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Anchor text of URLs:
 1) the following link Whats this?
 Location not available Whats this?
Scam number:
  • Email asks you to confirm/update/verify your account data at AOL Instant Messenger by visiting the given link. You will be taken to a spoof website where your details will be captured for the phishers.

  • AOL Instant Messenger never send their users emails requesting personal details in this way.


Dear AIM user,

Your AIM account is flagged as inactive.
Within the following 72 hours it'll be
deleted from the system.

If you plan to use this account in the
future, you have to download and launch the
latest update for the AIM. This
update is critical.

In order to install the update use the
following link. This link is generated
exclusively for your account and is
available within a certain period of time. As
soon as this link is not available anymore

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