Phishing Emails and ScamsThe following email is part one of a scam pretending to come from Compuserve or AOL

Here is what the message looks like:

Subject: Important Notice to all Users

Dear Compuserve Customer,

To complete your web mail account, you must reply to this email immediately

This message is from customer service support team, messaging center to all email account owners.

We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mail account center We are deleting all unused email accounts to create more space for new accounts. to prevent your account from being closed, you will have to update it below so that we will know that it's a present used account.

confirm your identity below.

User name : ..............
EMAIL Password :..............
Date of Birth : ..............
Country or Territory :.......

Await Your Response............

We are sorry for any inconvenience as soon as your mail is being upgraded it will perform as normal and it will be more enhanced.

Yours Sincerely,
Compuserve Web Support Service.

How should you respond?

Do not respond - this email is not from Compuserve or AOL. Just ignore and delete.

If you know the person you might like to let them know (not via email). If they cannot login to their email account they will need to report that their account has been compromised. If they can login they should change their email password.

Do not reply to their email (as the scammer has control)

What Happens if I obey the instructions?

The scammer will immediately log into your email account, change the password and use it to send your trusting contacts messages like this.

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