AOL Billing Information update request is a hoax and part of a phishing scam ...
spoof AOL email is the same in content to our other report of an AOL
Phishing Scam and refers recipients to the same bogus AOL domain.
The domain aol-cs1.com (whilst not a domain owned by AOL) is
being redirected to AOL's genuine home page - its not clear if AOL have instructed
the hosts to do this, or the fraudsters themselves have. One would hope that
it has been done after the discovery of the scam and by the domain administrators,
but this would not be a good practice since it may convince AOL users that similar
looking domains are genuine, and the email link does not work properly.
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 ...
<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are out of date.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
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
Please click the link below to update your billing records:
America Online, Inc.