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AOLBilling Department Notice
29th December 2004

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Report Summary
Date Reported
29th December 2004
Apparent Sender
Return Address
AOLBilling <>
AOLBilling Department Notice

Spoof email links to a spoof webpage where victim is prompted to enter their details believing the site is genuine. Details are then forwarded to a local script and captured.

Bogus Web Content?
URL of web content


1. Email claims to be from AOL asking you to confirm your account data by clicking on the link. You will be taken to a spoof login page where your details will be captured by the phishers.

2. AOL never send users emails requesting details in this way.

3. Spoof URL disguised as

4. Spoof website begins with a professional looking 'loading sequence' before continuing to the main spoof page. This is very convincing but don't be fooled!


" Dear x, We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in to your AOL® account from a foreign IP address"

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 x,
We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in to your AOL® account from a
foreign IP address and we have reasons to belive that your account was hijacked
by a third party without your authorization. If you recently accessed your account
while traveling, the unusual login attempts may have been initiated by you.
However, if you are the rightfull holder of the account, click on the link below,
fill the form and then submit as we try to verify your identity.

The log in attempt was made from:
IP address:
ISP host:
If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choice but to temporary suspend
your account. We ask that you allow at least 72 hours for the case to be investigated
and we strongly recommend not to make any changes to your account in that time. If you received this notice and you are not the authorized account holder, please be
aware that it is in violation of AOL® policy to represent oneself as another AOL® user.
Such action may also be in violation of local, national, and/or international law.
AOL® is committed to assist law enforcement with any inquires related to attempts to
misappropriate personal information with the intent to commit fraud or theft.
Information will be provided at the request of law enforcement agencies to ensure
that perpetrators are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Thanks for your patience as we work together to protect your account.
AOL® Security Department.

*Please do not respond to this e-mail as your reply will not be received.


The Spoof Website ...


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