" Dear customer, We encountered a billing error when attempting to renew your AOL membership services. This type of error usually indicates that either the credit card you have on file has expired or that the billing address we have on file is not current. "...
Note the use of several similar domain names in this Phishing Scam. All made to look like genuine AOL domains, but all registered to individuals in the US and trace to a web hosting provider in the USA. The other variant in this scam is the subject of the email, we've so far recorded seven variants (see report summary above) but are expectant of more.
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 user name 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are out of date.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
Please click the link below to update your billing records:
America Online, Inc.