The Scamdex Scam Email Archive - Advance Fee Fraud/419 o

Subject:  AOL Instant Messenger critical update
From:  "AIM" <no_reply_aim@aim.com>
Date:  Fri, 22 Jan 2010 11:09:57 -0800

A Scam Email with the Subject "AOL Instant Messenger critical update" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 22 Jan 2010 11:09:57 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "AIM" <no_reply_aim@aim.com>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear AOL Instant Messenger user,

Your AIM account is flagged as inactive. Within the following 72 hours it’ll be deleted from the system.

If you plan to use this account in the future, you have to download and launch the latest update for the AIM. This update is critical.

In order to install the update use the following link. This link is generated exclusively for your account and is available within a certain period of time. As soon as this link is not available anymore you will get another letter.

Thank you,

AIM Service Team

This e-mail has been sent from an e-mail address that is not monitored. Please do not reply to this message. We are unable to respond to any replies.


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