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Walgreen Co. warns customers e-mail addresses may be in spammer's hands

December 10, 2010 |  1:14 pm

Customers who subscribe to Walgreen Co.'s e-mails should be on the alert for spam that directs them to another website where they are asked for personal data, the company warned Friday.

Walgreens recently became aware of "unauthorized access" of its e-mail list and began notifying customers Friday.

"We want to assure you that the only information that was obtained was your e-mail address. Your prescription information, account and any other personally identifiable information were not at risk because such data is not contained in the e-mail system, and no access was gained to Walgreens consumer data systems," an e-mail to customers reads.

The company also advised customers of "an increase in attacks on e-mail systems," and advised caution, "when opening links or attachments from unsolicited third parties."

Consumers with questions can call (888) 980-0963.

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