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Confirmation of billing information (AOL)
1st May 2004

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Report Summary
Date Reported
1st May 2004
Apparent Sender
Return Address
AOL Support Dptm. <>
Confirmation of billing information
disguised link leads to bogus web content
Bogus Web Content?
URL of web content - resolves to a web host in the USA

1. Note the URL of the bogus page - not a genuine AOL domain.


This AOL email, which threatens accont suspension if you do not supply data into an forged AOL form, is a forgery and part of a phishing scam ...


If you have received this email, please remember that it is very common for these email scams to be redistributed at a later date with only slightly different content or the same but with the fake page(s) hosted by a different provider. Also, once you have received one of these hoaxes, it is also common place to receive at least another one and usually a day or two after the first, although not necessarily from the same apparent sender.


The Spoof Email ...

Dear <your AOL username goes here>,

It has come to our attention that your AOL Billing information's records are out of date. This requires an update of your billing information. Please take several minutes out of your
online experience and update your billing records. You will not run into future problems with our online services. However, failure to update your records will result in your account termination. Please update your records right now.
Once you have updated your account records your AOL session will not be interrupted.
Please click the link below to update your billing records:


America Online, Inc.


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