Fresh from my email comes today’s “Scam of the day” which is copied below. It is a phony notice from an identity thief posing as an AOL representative that attempts to lure me into clicking on a link which it requires me to do in order remedy an email problem. If you get such an email do NOT click on the link and certainly do not click on the link in the copy of the email below. If you click on the links in email such as this, you will only succeed in downloading a keystroke logging malware program that will steal all of the information from your computer and make you a victim of identity theft. Some of the key indicators that this is a scam include that when I clicked for “details” at the top of the email where it says “Sent from the Internet” I saw that the message originated in the United Kingdom at an address that appeared to be a part of a botnet. In addition, you will note the grammatical error where it reads “wait for responds.” Finally, when Aol really does send you an email, it appears in your email, it appears in a blue envelope in your email box.
Your two incoming mails were placed on pending status due to the recent upgrade to our database, In order to receive the messages Click here to login and wait for responds from Aol Team. We apologies for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
Regards, Aol Team.