Have You Received a Postcard / eCard?
Posted by cotojo on August 6, 2007
From: BlueMountain.Com email@example.com
Subject: You’ve received a postcard from a School mate!
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
We hope you enjoy your awesome card.
Wishing you the best,
At present there are millions of these being mass mailed on a daily basis, from ‘schoolmates’, ‘friends’, ‘family members’, ‘your mate’ and many more.
Ensure that your Anti-Virus is up to date, and all system security patches have been downloaded.
NO Greeting Card company will ever ask you to DOWNLOAD anything, ecards are viewed online through a link in an email, but the links contained in these ‘cards’ prompt you to download.
In this particular case, if you click the link you are PROMPTED to DOWNLOAD or informed that your DOWNLOAD will start shortly.
It is important that you just delete these mails, many contain a Trojan Script…..but they will not zero your drive or boot sector as the rumours are saying.
As with all emails, if you don’t know the sender DELETE it.
eCard Virus / Postcard Alert
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