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My old Aol / AIM account has been hacked: HELP!

by Ferkit / April 26, 2010 9:08 AM PDT

I left AOL years ago, but it seems my never-used AIM account is still alive, and has been spoofed. Someone - or Some Thing - is spamming my entire AOL address book. Tried to disable the account, without success.

What do do? I have alerted recipients of these emails not to click on anything, mark as spam, etc. I have ESET Nod32 on my PCs - I haven't clicked on anything myself, and scans are clear.

What to do? Googling, I see that this is a widespread problem.

Thanks in advance!

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AOL and/or AOL/AIM Accounts Hacked & SPoofed
by NorthBeachnik / May 3, 2010 5:10 AM PDT

Similar thing happened to me with old AOL account. I wanted to reply to this to revive this thread. I hope that somone will have solution or a tip that will help those of us affected to resolve this problem.

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continuing re. my inactive AOL / AIM account (hacked) ...
by Ferkit / May 3, 2010 6:10 AM PDT

The truly irritating thing is that in order to try the simplest, most logical first-step solution - say, changing my password - I would have to reactivate my AOL accounts. Something I am reluctant to do; it was a truly arduous and crazy-making experience, closing them in the first place. There seems no way to contact AOL support for this. And if you google the problem, there are pages of 'hacking AIM' how-tos.

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