I received an e-mail from "Security Department #481 <email@example.com>" requesting confirmation of contact information. How do I know if this is legitimate or phishing?
If you need to ask, you are a victim just waiting to get scammed.
Seeing as how when I signed onto AOL from my own link (not the email) to post this question the same info was requested by AOL before I could continue. At issue is if AOL truly requires this info how can they differentiate their request from phishing attempts.
They never do that to me when I sign on. They must have noticed suspicious activity coming from your account.
AOL will never ask you for your username, password, or any other private account information in an email we send to you. Be on the lookout for emails claiming to be from AOL that ask you for this kind of information, and please mark them as spam.