Recently I received a call regarding my email address. Apparently someone tried to open an account using my email and telephone number.
How can I avoid this happening in the future? I have changed my password, and so far have not had any problem. However, what do I do if this happens again!
The call you received might have been someone posing as an AOL consultant and claiming to help with problems relating to passwords, hackers or other technical issues. What they really want is to find out your AOL password and other personal information.
Remember, AOL Customer Support Team Representatives will NEVER ask you for your password. If you suspect someone is posing as an AOL consultant, do not give them any of your personal information (name, address, password, social security number, bank information, etc.).
If you get a phone call from someone asking you to provide or confirm any of your personal information, immediately hang up and call your financial institution. If there is a genuine issue, your financial institution will be able to assist you.
For more information about this, please check the following help article: https://help.aol.com/articles/aol-tech-support-scam-faqs