Where Do I Report AOL Phishing Emails Hassle-Free

America Online (AOL) was one of the first dial-up service providers in the United States. This company is still one of the most popular web portals and online service providers. Even today, AOL dial-up has more than two million users in the U.S.

Since the company’s name is so widely known, it’s not surprising that many scammers use it to their advantage and send phishing emails pretending to be America Online. If you’ve received a fraudulent AOL email and want to know where and how to report it, you’ll find this article useful.

How Do I Report AOL Phishing Emails Quickly? With DoNotPay!

The quickest way to report AOL spam emails is with DoNotPay. It will only take a few minutes of your time and potentially enable you to get compensation. 

Here’s how to stop phishing emails on (and from) AOL with DoNotPay:

  1. Access your DoNotPay account from a web browser or iPhone App
  2. Click the “Spam Collector” option on the left side of your Dashboard
  3. Type in your email address
  4. Forward the phishing email to spam@donotpay.com 
  5. DoNotPay will unsubscribe you 

DoNotPay will make sure you stop receiving emails from the senders you report. We will also give you the possibility to get your spam email revenge and claim compensation money. 

After you report an email, DoNotPay will notify you if there are existing class-action lawsuits against the sender. You can then decide if you want to join the lawsuit or not.

If you choose to participate and the settlement is achieved, you’ll receive another notification from DoNotPay, informing you that you can collect your money.

How to Report Fake AOL Email Manually

While DoNotPay is the most efficient and hassle-free option, you can report AOL phishing emails manually to:

  • The Federal Trade Commission 
  • The Anti-Phishing Working Group
  • AOL directly (from the inbox, by email, phone, chat)
  • Other email clients (Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, etc.)

How to Report Fake AOL Emails to the FTC

The Federal Trade Commission takes care of spam and fraudulent emails. You can report AOL phishing email to the FTC by doing the following:

  1. Go to the FTC website
  2. Click on “File a Consumer Complaint”
  3. Select “Robocall, Unwanted Telemarketing, Text, or SPAM”
  4. Click on “SPAM”
  5. File a complaint by completing the required steps

Report Phishing AOL Emails to the APWG

The Anti-Phishing Working Group’s goal is to fight identity theft, phishing, and other types of cybercrime. To report AOL phishing emails to the APWG, all you need to do is forward the suspicious email to reportphishing@apwg.org.

How to Report Phishing Email to AOL Directly 

Reporting phishing emails directly from your AOL inbox isn’t possible. The only two actions that you can do from the inbox are:

  1. Marking emails as spam 
  2. Blocking the sender 

How to Report a Spam Email on AOL

How to Block a Sender on AOL

  1. Log in to your AOL account
  2. Select the suspicious email
  3. Click on the “Spam” button
  4. The future emails from that address will be sent to the Spam folder, and the sender will be reported to AOL
  1. Access your AOL account
  2. Click “Options” under your username
  3. Select “Mail Settings”
  4. Go to “Block Senders”
  5. Enter the address/username you want to block
  6. Click on the Plus (+)
  7. Go to “Save Settings”

You can report phishing emails by:

  • Sending an email to AOL
  • Sending Facebook and Twitter messages to AOL consultants
  • Chatting with AOL experts via live 24/7 support—this option is available only to premium members

While all of these methods work, they are usually time-consuming and aren’t as effective and profitable as reporting phishing emails to DoNotPay.

Report AOL Scam Emails to Other Email Providers (Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook)

Did you receive a phishing AOL email even though you use another email provider such as Outlook, Gmail, or Yahoo? 

You can report phishing from the inbox on Gmail and Outlook.

How to Report AOL Scam Emails on Gmail

How to Report AOL Scam Emails on Outlook

  1. Log in to your Gmail account
  2. Open the suspicious email
  3. Click on the “Menu” button next to the “Reply” button
  4. Select “Report phishing”
  5. Click on “Report phishing message”
  1. Access your Outlook account
  2. Open the fake AOL email
  3. Click on the “Junk”
  4. Select “Phishing”
  5. Click “Report”

It’s possible to report phishing emails on Yahoo only by calling their customer support team.

AOL Phishing Email Reporting—Learn How to Recognize Fake Emails

When you receive a legit email from AOL, that message will be marked with a blue “Aol.” icon between the sender’s username and the subject of the email.

After opening the email, you’ll see the banner that says “Official AOL Mail.” That’s how you’ll know whether the email is real or fake. 

The company’s email abuse team suggests reporting and deleting any message that isn’t marked with the icon and banner, but that’s allegedly sent from AOL.

When it comes to other phishing emails you receive, analyze the email address, grammar, spelling, links, and attachments. 

If you notice anything suspicious, or if the content of the email is too good to be true, you’re probably experiencing phishing, and you shouldn’t respond or click on any link. The best thing to do is to report the message and block the sender.

How to Unsubscribe from Emails on AOL

If you’re overwhelmed by the number of promo emails and newsletters, you can cancel your subscription on AOL like this:

  1. Open a promo email or newsletter
  2. Click the “Spam” button on the top of the email
  3. Select “Unsubscribe” if given the option 

Some senders don’t offer the possibility to unsubscribe. In that case, the sender’s email address will be marked as spam and sent to the Spam folder.

Unsubscribing from emails with DoNotPay is a much better option because it saves you a lot of time and enables you to claim compensation money.

DoNotMail Helps You Forget All About Physical Junk Mail

If you find cluttered mailboxes irritating and you’re tired of throwing out piles of unwanted paper mail every day, DoNotPay has a solution for you. DoNotMail is our newest feature that takes care of paper mail you find irrelevant. 

The next time you have a cluttered mailbox, take a photo of the junk mail and send it to DoNotPay. We will make sure to unsubscribe you and block the sender. Regain control over your mailbox and keep the paper junk mail out of it with DoNotPay’s assistance.

DoNotPay will notify you about the class-action lawsuits that you can join. If you choose to take part, expect to be notified again once the settlement has been reached. Then you can collect your compensation cash. 

Tackle Down Other Pesky Issues With Your Reliable Sidekick—DoNotPay

Did you know that DoNotPay can offer assistance with many everyday issues that you find annoying? 

We can help you solve email problems such as blocking spam emails on Android, reporting email abuse, and stopping spam emails on your PC. DoNotPay can also assist you in fighting traffic tickets, canceling subscriptions, etc. 

Access your DoNotPay account from a web browser or iOS App and rely on our guidance whenever you need to: