IS this a virus? strange email

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  1. sarahgop
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    Dear AOL User,

    We found out that your AOL Billing information's records are out of date.
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    Please update your records right now.
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    i got that from AOL but i dont pay for AOL and havent gotten a bill from them for several years. i switched to cox cable but i still have a free aol email account. if i click on "click here" will i regret it or is this a real email from aol?
     
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    You will regret it in so many ways.

    They are trying to harvest your personal information in order to rob you. Attached to this kind of email are things like keystroke loggers.

    There are so many good reasons to leave it alone, and none to click on it.
     
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    Phishing

    Dangerous malware link
     
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    And who still uses AOL?????
     
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    Does your computer have a sore throat and runny nose yet?
     
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    i used to use aol. thanks for the advice. i will delete it
     
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    i didnt click the link
     
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    I was just gonna say that if you don't pay for it anymore and rarely if ever use the free version don't worry about what "billing" has to say

    :cool:
     
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    I know of some unclaimed funds in an African nation that are available for a modest claiming fee.
     
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    I never got anything like this...I doubt they will charge for the AIM. Maybe it is a virus?
     

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