AOL Confirms Mail Service Has Been Spoofed

AOL Mail is being spoofed and some users’ AOL email addresses are apparently being used in connection with messages that contain a link in them which could lead to malware, viruses or phishing attacks, according to USA Today. It is currently unknown how widespread the issue is. AOL has assured its users that they are taking the necessary safety and security measures to resolve the issue and keep users’ accounts running smoothly and securely.

AOL is recommending that users check the email in their Sent folder to see if there has been mail sent unknowingly. Regardless of the findings, users should change their passwords and report any questions to the official AOL Mail Help Twitter page, which AOL has been using to respond to users’ tweets during business hours.

AOL has issued this statement in regards to the ongoing efforts they plan to take against the email spoofing.

Note: AOL, Inc. is a BBB National Partner

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Kelsey Owen is the Communications and Marketing Coordinator for the Council of Better Business Bureaus based out of Arlington, VA. Kelsey graduated from Denison University with a degree in economics and communication and is currently pursuing a master's degree in media entrepreneurship.