Do we have a way of reporting spam/malware to you (and then, hopefully, you do something about it)? For example, I've gotten two messages today, telling me that my email is going to be canclled or whatever, and these messages are apparently coming from other AOL accounts.
If a user is abusing our system to send mail, we're definitely interested. Please mark these emails as spam, it will generate a report that goes to a team focused on such experiences can review and take the appropriate action. For security reasons, they'll be limited in the information they can share back, however, we're dedicated to ensuring our users don't abuse our system.
If an AOL user is sending you spam/scam emails, you can report it here: https://help.aol.com/articles/report-abuse-or-spam-on-aol
Additionally, here's how to recognize official AOL emails: https://help.aol.com/articles/identify-legitimate-aol-websites-requests-and-communications
AOL Mail team
These Bitcoin scams are not even fit for a SPAM folder. Just apply an algorithm that knocks out ANY advert about Bitcoin. It would make reading my inbox list MUCH less irritating.
I just received a scammer message from one of AOL's memebers. Their email address is "***********@aol.com"
SHIRLEY BALL commented
AOL NEEDS TO STOP **** FROM BEING DELIVERED TO ANYONES EMAIL. I HAD 2 OR 3 FROM SOME HACKER IT HAS TO STOP.
Roger Mabie commented
The following address is spamming our business associates and attempting to scam for money. **********@aol.com As an AOL user since the beginning, thank you for any help. I will copy and paste the false email content now... the following is the content being sent and is all lies: Hi, We have updated BCBA Bridal Expo 2019 Attendees List and we now have a total of 9,124 contacts who are attending BCBA Bridal Expo 2019 event. Would you be interested in purchasing the list of Attendees with complete contact information for pre-show and post-show marketing campaign, appointment setting, networking and various other post-show Marketing initiatives. Data fields: Visitors Full Name, Email address Prefix First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, Job Title, Full Mailing Address and Phone Number We only include opt-in contacts in our database. Thanks & I’ll look forward to your response. Regards, Amy Gibbs Head of Event Specialist
Confirm Your Recent Charges
Thu, Feb 21, 2019 10:13 am
Verizon (*****@gmail.com)To:you Details
Did you request for recent Charges to your account? Please confirm?
You'll need your Verizon details to log in and confirm your request.
GOT THIS EMAIL TODAY -
From: A.0.L Billing <*************.com>
Sent: Thu, Feb 21, 2019 7:38 am
Subject: Mail Profile Warning
You have to renew your billing profile to avoid termination from our service.
To renew the mailbox,
David Bray commented
Are you sending all the AOL update emails?
Ken Simpson commented
And, I do not have a Dropbox account.
Ken Simpson commented
I do not know how to eliminate Dropbox from my email account. Please help.
I could not find where to report fraud. This user [******@aol.com] contacted me and fraudulently posed as another person in an attempt to solicit funds. Please take the appropriate action against this person to stop further attempts on others.
See fraudulent message below:
I need you to get a purchase done, email me once you get this.
Chief Executive Officer
Human Resources & Staffing, Business Services.
Sent from my iPhone
Please fix whatever has been messed up for the last week. My new emails have been showing up in Spam and Recently Deleted rather than in New mail. At the same time, I have received a large numb er of emails intended for other people. This makes me wonder how many of my emails went astray and I have never seen them. Please stop the emails from Oath!!! Is this legitimate or a scam? One just popped up, saying my service will be stopped on FEBRUARY 31 unless I agree to Oath's terms. There is no such date--dah. These nuisance messages have appeared at least 20 times, each with a new date.
No more OATH ****
This is harrassment. Do we have to sign up for this stupid agreement more than once?
Verizon Support (email@example.com What's with thsi ?tried sending to it came back not found.
Email changes is processing.
Dear Valued Customer
As a result of recent changes to our Email storage and filtering , we request that you give us your Consent so this changes will take effect on your account on or before February 10, 2019.
This is REQUIRED for all Verizon.net email users and if we do not receive your authorization for this updates to take effect, we may temporarily pause incoming messages until we receive your authorization.
Follow here to consent on updates > MyAuthorization
In addition, in My Verizon you will be prompted to sign in, wait until consent is Received before navigating/closing the authorization interface.
Thank you for selecting Verizon Wireless.
P.S. Confirmation letters and other notifications can also be found in the -Change Notification- section of My Verizon's My Documents & Receipts page.
Tony Gadd commented
What are all these emails from "Oath"?
Most of them go into my spam folder.
What should we do, just delete them or answer? I am currently deleting
Is this from AOL or just spam ?
Your AOL Mail version is outdated, failure to update to the newest
AOL version will result to a permanent account closure.
According to provision 1.9 of Terms and Conditions
AOL! may at any time terminate its services for your account.
Follow the link below to update your account and accept our new
terms and conditions.
UPDATE MY ACCOUNT
Your account will be closed if not updated within 48 hours.
Kindly take these additional steps to keep your account safe.
At least once per week I receive what c/b classified as Ransomware-without ruining my PC. They advise /threaten that they've already gained access to my hard drive,have copied all of my private info. bank pw's, other p/ws. (I doubt it) and they know where I live. Ok. Of course the goal is to install fear bf they ask for money. Oddly, othing ever comes of it. Other threats Ireceive are that govt. agencies are coming to arrest me : FBI or CIA are going to raid my home due to the "amount of horrible ****" the sender has found on my PC. He say's "you are disgusting". I don't watch **** so I know it's BS. Of course he can buy them off but I must send him money. Often the grammar is terrible, obviously it's from another country. These days the potential criminals are so stupid they are very friendly providing BitCoin account with *instructions i& account numbers included lol, " how to open a Bitcoin account". Then advise how to use it to send money. Reverting to seriousness they threaten that I must send $$. In the past the scammers would provide addresses to send money or where to meet them in hotel lobbies in London. Others would write me frantically stating they need to hide money here in the USA , they beg that they need my bank account and social security numbers, address etc etc. Princes of Africa/US Soldiers in Afghanistan, trying to escape and need me to help them. These are all threats.
AOL: Why is AOL LETTING THESE THREATS GET THRU TO USERS ? Why doesn't the Server immediately block them ? It blocks me !! I can't send myself an email from my old Outlook acocunt. How is it they can use your SErver to send me email but I cannot use tje server when I have an account ? People get scammed every day , My dad fell for the "grandson in a Mexican jail" scam based upon private info taken from his Wife's FB page. What is AOL doing to protect me ?
And how is it possible that illegal drug selling companies can use MY EMAIL ADDRESS TO SEND ME EMAIL TO MYSELF to sell me ddrugs but I cannot use MS outlook to send myself email using the same email account ?
I just received an email from an a***** which alerted new AOL T&C and with links to them. It also warned that accounts would be closed after 28th Jan if new T&C not accepted. It did not appear in my spam folder, but I assumed this is spam/pfishing so deleted it, but can you tell us how you would contact us for any genuine alerts?
CARL LANGENDERFER commented
Is this threat from Oath Brand legitimate, or am I being scammed? They say my AOL emails will not be accessible after Jan 30, 2019.