Virus Email - "Enjoy Your AT&T $20 Starbucks Card eGift"

The fake and malicious email message below with the subject: "Enjoy your Starbucks Card eGift," has a link to a compromised website hosting malware. The email message was not sent by AT&T or Starbucks, but by cyber-criminals, whose aims are to trick the recipients into clicking on the link within it, by claiming that they have received a free $20 Starbucks eGift Card from AT&T.

Virus Email - Enjoy Your ATT $20 Starbucks Card eGift

The Fake and Malicious Email Message

Subject: Enjoy your Starbucks Card eGift

* STARBUCKS *

Starbucks Coffee Company

Enjoy your Starbucks Card eGift

AT&T has sent you a $20* Starbucks Card eGift. While you think of your next favorite beverage to enjoy, take a look at your gift and how it works.

Enjoing your eGift is easy. Just print it out and bring it into any participating Sturbucks store.

Your Card Security Code: 4405 3807

Print Your Gift

© 2014 Starbucks Corporation. All rights reserved.

If the recipients click on the malicious link or button in the email message, they will be taken to a compromised website hosting malicious programs or software, where the recipients will be asked to download and open malicious files.

Note: the cyber-criminals behind this malicious email message may change the name of the file and website.

Now, if you have already clicked on the link in the malicious email message, downloaded and opened the malicious file, please do a full scan of your computer with the antivirus software installed on it.

Because, once your computer has become infected with the malicious Trojan horse, the cybercriminals behind this email message will be able to access and take control of your computer remotely from anywhere around the world. They may spy on you, use your computer to commit cybercrimes, or steal your personal and financial information.

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  • November 12, 2014 at 8:33 PM by an anonymous user from: Chicago, Illinois, United States

    I got it today. So annoying and I feel sorry for the site it's targeting.

  • October 26, 2014 at 5:12 PM by an anonymous user from: Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida, United States

    I clicked on print, opened the download, and a box popped up to "run" the program but did not hit "run". I hit "cancel". did this load the virus onto my computer?

    • October 26, 2014 at 7:00 PM by info

      No.

  • October 19, 2014 at 11:44 AM by an anonymous user from: Glens Falls, New York, United States

    I just got the exact email today. Thank you for this article.

  • October 13, 2014 at 1:30 PM by an anonymous user from: Chicago, Illinois, United States

    Thank you for your article. I suspected the email was fake. So I checked it out first by doing research and sure enough! Thanks!

  • October 13, 2014 at 12:29 PM by an anonymous user from: Seattle, Washington, United States

    I suspected that it was a scam for 2 reasons. First, I am not an AT

  • October 12, 2014 at 4:34 PM by an anonymous user from: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

    Thank you for the scam alert about the free gift card from "Sturbucks" gift card!

  • October 11, 2014 at 8:54 PM by an anonymous user from: Jacksonville, Florida, United States

    I have received two of these so far. The spelling has been corrected and the links are different.

  • October 11, 2014 at 10:36 AM by an anonymous user from: Austin, Texas, United States

    Thank you so much for this information!

  • October 10, 2014 at 9:12 PM by an anonymous user from: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

    Ours had the following in the email:

    "Enjoying your eGift is easy. Just print it out and bring it into any participating Sturbucks store."

    As you can see it says Sturbucks not Starbucks!

  • October 10, 2014 at 11:28 AM by an anonymous user from: San Jose, California, United States

    What do I do if I opened the email and clicked on the "Print" Starbucks scam email while using my iPad?

    • October 10, 2014 at 12:48 PM by info

      Clicking on the link will not infect your IPad, computer or other devices. Downloading and opening the malicious files on the website will cause your device or computer to get infected.

      • October 11, 2014 at 5:55 PM by an anonymous user from: Cicero, Illinois, United States

        Thanks for this info. I never got the option to download anything when I accidentally clicked it on my iPhone. Good to know just clicking on the link didn't s***w me over!

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