Phony StumbleUpon E-mails Used to Publicize Rogue Pharmacy Websites
StumbleUpon, a discovery engine that catches web contents to its users are urged to be on the lookout for fake notification and bewared them about the changes made in their e-mail setting; published softpedia.com on February 4, 2013.
The phony e-mail say something like this: "This is an urgent note to let you alert about the changes we have done to the e-mail settings in your StumbleUpon account. We have made a group of new notification option that permits you to have more access over the kinds of e-mails you will receive from us."
These new notification options are not compatible with the old settings, so your setting has been reset. We are feeling sorry for any inconvenience, and want to confirm that we only send you the emails which are desirable for you.
Now what? To head over to your e-mail settings and update your preferences, kindly click here as we know what e-mails you'd like to receive from StumbleUpon.
As per the Dynamoo's Blog, the links in the e-mail points to one of many phony pharmacy websites.
Purchasing products from the fake pharmacy websites is not very wise. People purchasing medicine from these websites either has no knowledge of the original medicine neither the harmful effect of the substitute. And, as the medicine has not been advised by a doctor, it is liable to interfere with another medication that the recipients are taking. -That is if they really get the product they ordered at all.
Security analysts also commented that many websites use unsafe pages to advance credit card transactions, which might bring the credit card details at risk. Any unscrupulous outfit suitable to utilize such deliberately deceptive spam methods is not someone you desire for the trust regarding the credit card or other personal information.
In a nutshell, this is not the first time that fake notifications are leading users to rogue pharmacy websites. In March 2012, cybercriminals spamvertised a Google-themed e-mail campaign that attracts home and corporate PC users into clicking on phony link redirecting to pharmaceutical scams.