The bogus notifications are entitled “Update: Changes to Your Email Settings”
StumbleUpon customers are advised to be on the lookout for bogus notifications that inform them of changes being made to their email settings.The fake emails read something like this:
“This is a quick note to let you know about some changes we've made to the email settings in your StumbleUpon account. We've created a bunch of new notification options that allow you to have more control over what types of emails you'll receive from us.
These new notification options are not compatible with the old settings, so your settings have been reset. We apologize for any inconvenience, and want to make sure we only send you the emails you want to receive.
Now what? Please click here to head over to your email settings and update your preferences, so we know exactly what emails you'd like to receive from StumbleUpon.”
According to Dynamoo’s Blog, the links contained in these emails point to one of many rogue pharmacy websites.
As always, I urge users to beware of such emails. Also, never purchase anything from untrusted or unverified online pharmacies. Here’s an advisory on how to avoid falling victim to health scams.