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    AOL is the email service I am using. I have received an email this morning that was supposedly from AOL telling me “we are getting ready to roll” with some changes at their server and if I did not update my settings, clicking on the link provided, my account was going “to be terminated.”

    With AOL one never knows these days, but I decided right away it was most likely a scam and sent it directly to my trash can, there to await final judgement. Then I did a Web search with “aol rolling account closed” as keywords and got several hits at the very top confirming that this is a scam.

    So if you are an AOL email customer and get that email, get rid of it, do not click on the link provided, and then forget about the whole thing and get on with your day.

    Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Big Sur 11.6 & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

    MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
    Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
    Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. also Intego AV and Malwarebytes for the Mac.

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    • #2395966

      ? says:

      thank you for the warning Oscar. have been ’round and ’round the mulberry bush with AOL ever since they began stuffing my spam box full of spam bombs. i’ll look for your notice and send it to the circle file when i open it next month to see how many “new,” spams are in the spam folder, 2350 last month and AOL doesn’t seem to be emptying the accumulation (as promised)…

    • #2396034

      I have an AOL email account and so far I have NOT received such an email message from AOL.
      I guess it happens with some folks but not others

      • #2396044

        EP, I am guessing that you are never going to receive from AOL a message that is not from AOL.

        All the best

        Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Big Sur 11.6 & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

        MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
        Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
        Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. also Intego AV and Malwarebytes for the Mac.

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