This email claims that business social network LinkedIn has sent you a private message and urges you to click a link to view and reply to the supposed message.
However, the email is not from LinkedIn. If you click the link, you will be taken to a Russian based spam website that attempts to sell you various pharmaceutical products without the need for a prescription.
The spammers apparently bank on the fact that at least a few recipients will stay on the website and buy its products even after they realise that the email is fraudulent and has no connection to LinkedIn. Spammers have repeatedly used faked notification emails from LinkedIn and many other high profile online services in recent years. So, the tactic obviously works for them
It is very unwise to buy products from these dodgy online drugstore websites. Because you do not need a prescription, you have no way of knowing if the medication you are buying is the real thing. In reality, it could be some dangerous or useless substitute. The medication may be ineffective or it may interfere with other medications you are using with adverse results.
If one of these spam emails comes your way, don’t click any links it contains. Instead, hit the delete key.