Email Phishing

Thanks to the multiple e-clubs I have given my email address to, I receive a lot of emails daily.   Recently I received this email from “Walgreens.”

Exclusive Gift From Walgreens

Please do not fall for this!  Emails such as these are fantastic phishing schemes.  They work by posing as a well known company and request more information from you in order for a gift to be sent. Basic tips to detect a possible phishing email:

  • The email it was sent from is not a legitimate email from the company
  • The “reply to” email is not a legitimate company email
  • Links in the email do not direct you to the company’s website
  • You have no idea how/why they would have your email in the first place because you don’t go there