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  2. Identify legitimate AOL websites, requests, and communications

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    • Fake email addresses - Malicious actors sometimes send from email addresses made to look like an official email address but in fact is missing a letter(s), misspelled, replaces a letter with a lookalike number (e.g. “O” and “0”), or originates from free email services that would not be used for official communications.

  3. Use AOL Certified Mail to confirm legitimate AOL emails

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    If you're ever concerned about the legitimacy of these emails, just check to see if there's a green "AOL Certified Mail" icon beside the sender name. When you open the email, you'll also see the Certified Mail banner above the message details. When you get a message that seems to be from AOL, but it doesn't have those 2 indicators, and it isn't ...

  4. Protect yourself from internet scams - AOL Help

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    The internet can be a fun place to interact with people and gain info, however, it can also be a dangerous place if you don't know what you're doing. Many times, these scams initiate from an unsolicited email. If you do end up getting any suspicious or fraudulent emails, make sure you immediately delete the message or mark it as spam.

  5. Seniors, Beware of These Scams - AOL

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    Seniors tend to own their homes and have strong credit and ample savings, according to the FBI. They're also less likely to report fraud and tend to be less familiar with technology. Consequently ...

  6. Zazzle - Wikipedia

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    Zazzle. Zazzle is an American online marketplace that allows designers and customers to create their own products with independent manufacturers (clothing, posters, etc.), as well as use images from participating companies. Zazzle has partnered with many brands to amass a collection of digital images from companies like Disney, Warner Brothers ...

  7. Scam letters - Wikipedia

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    Based on mostly the same principles as the Nigerian 419 advance-fee fraud scam, this scam letter informs recipients that their e-mail addresses have been drawn in online lotteries and that they have won large sums of money. Here the victims will also be required to pay substantial small amounts of money in order to have the winning money ...

  8. What You Need to Know About Phone Scams - AOL

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    Always use a strong password with a combination of letters, numbers and special symbols. Register for two-factor authentication if a website lets you do so. The scammer may not attempt to breach ...

  9. Advance-fee scam - Wikipedia

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    An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and is one of the most common types of confidence tricks. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster claims will be used to obtain the large sum. [1] [2] If a victim makes the payment, the ...