Hope everyone had a wonderful and safe 4th, and you’re going “Easy on the 5th”. 😉
I also hope that no one has been living in a closet to not know that the most prolific spam and virus monster to travel the Internet in quite some time is making it’s rounds disguised as a “Greeting Card from a Friend”…etc.
Here is a MODIFIED example of one of these email’s that LOOKS real… but careful analysis would tell you otherwise! DO NOT click on the link in this example… just MOUSE OVER IT!
Hi. School mate has sent you a postcard.
See your card as often as you wish during the next 15 days.
SEEING YOUR CARD
If your email software creates links to Web pages, click on your card’s direct www address below while you are connected to the Internet:
Or copy and paste it into your browser’s “Location” box (where Internet addresses go).
By accessing your card you agree we have no liability. If you don’t know the person sending the card or don’t wish to see the card, please disregard this Announcement.
We hope you enjoy your awesome card.
Wishing you the best,
Looks pretty legitimate, huh? When you see only an IP address, this is a DEAD GIVEAWAY that a site is fake! The legit BlueMountain.com website would NEVER do this. NEVER!
This is exactly why I do NOT open even legitimate online Greeting Cards. Those things are dangerous.. and now.. my long time preaching about why NOT to send electronic greeting cards to anyone is coming true!!
If you have opened even ONE online greeting card in the past month… I STRONGLY suggest you do a COMPLETE virus scan of your system and files. One client called me this morning in complete distress over opening a greeting card he thought his daughter had sent him, only to find out it was a virus laden spoofed greeting card, and he just about lost his entire system!!
Folks… be smart. Stay the heck away from those things.. and DO NOT OPEN (or SEND anyone) an online greeting card, or a link from anyone saying they had sent you an online greeting card.
You have been warned!
Have a great Thursday!