Fake and Malicious Email Message - "Thank you for buying from Walgreens"

Fake and Malicious Email Message - Thank you for buying from Walgreens

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The email message below with the subject: "Thank you for buying from Walgreens," which appears as if it was sent by Walgreens, has a link that goes to a malicious website that will download a malicious file onto your computer. The malicious file will infect your Windows computer if you open it. The fake and malicious message was created by cyber-criminals to trick the recipients into clicking on the link by claiming that they need to do so in order to view the order that they have made.

The Fake and Virus Email Message

Subject: Thank you for buying from Walgreens



Pharmacy & Health | Poto | Shop Products

E-shop Walgreens has received an order addressed to you which has to be confirmed by the recipient within 4 days. Upon confirmation you may pick it in any nearest store of Walgreens.

Detailed order information is provided here.


If you click on the link and open the malicious file from the website that you are taken to, your computer will become infected with a Trojan horse. Once your computer has become infected with the malicious Trojan horse, the cybercriminals behind the 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.

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

If you don’t have antivirus software installed on your computer, please click here for a list of free antivirus software.

Click here for a list of email attachments you should never open, regardless of where they came from.

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The malicious email message is similar to the following:

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • January 8, 2015 at 8:19 AM by an anonymous user from: Rosemount, Minnesota, United States

    Got this twice now, have deleted both times

  • December 25, 2014 at 8:49 PM by an anonymous user from: Ashburn, Virginia, United States

    Thank you for the alert, I was able to avoid clicking it because you helped me confirm it was fake.

  • December 21, 2014 at 7:38 AM by an anonymous user from: New Milford, Connecticut, United States

    Thanks for posting this fake Walgreens virus infected e-mail info.

    I received it but knew right away what it was and deleted it immediately.

    Many do not and have to deal with the consequences which usually cost the innocent victims money & time.

  • December 14, 2014 at 3:22 PM by an anonymous user from: Plainfield, New Jersey, United States

    I just got a email from Walgreens and it sent me a virus.

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Fake and Malicious Email Message - "Thank you for buying from Walgreens"