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Have You Received a Postcard / eCard?

Posted by cotojo on August 6, 2007


From: BlueMountain.Com ufp@btconnect.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:

http://67.167.155.14/?e3ca036e47840d8e117868911e6c3

Or copy and paste it into your browser’s “Location” box (where Internet
addresses go).

We hope you enjoy your awesome card.

Wishing you the best,
Webmaster,

BlueMountain.Com

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.

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9 Responses to “Have You Received a Postcard / eCard?”

  1. […] Related Post: Have You Received a Postcard/eCard?  […]

  2. cotojo said

    Sandy – Yes there are a lot of phony around, especially Paypal. I get quite a few of them and just forward them to spoof@paypal.com …..these people must think we are all stupid or something, but it only takes a couple to fall for it.

    Thank you for your comment :o)

  3. Paypal and Amazon have look-alike sites that cause nothing but trouble. The phony Paypal I received was linked to some guy’s Gmail account. Kind of funny. He was motivated, but just a little.

  4. cotojo said

    Andy @ Greeting Cards – Absolutely, they come in a variety of guises, but keeping anti-virus programs up to date and common sense should help to stem the flow.

  5. Unfortunately there are many such emails with even more different forms, we all have to be on our guard more so than ever.

  6. cotojo said

    Jackie – The problem with this one is that they are using well known names for them which is sad for the people that do use them as they are more likely to open them….but regular users will know none of them have a download link as these do. Also others are jumping on using the same tactic with emails that are harmless.

    Fortunately, most anti-virus will catch these the second they are opened, so regular updates of anti-virus are extremely important.

    The Trojan is a nasty one but it can be removed if it should infect a machine, but the scare stories of ‘it will zero the boot sector’ and ‘zero the hard drive’ are bit OTT

    Thanks for your comment.
    Colin

  7. Shinade said

    Yes this is really a bad one this time…I do beleive words such as monumental have been used to describe it….I myself never open any emails and always keep my protection up to date and my computer checked. Great advice…..thanks for the share!~jackie

  8. cotojo said

    Lisa – There are loads of them going to mailboxes at the present time under the guise of reputable ecard companies eg: Riversongs.com, BlueMountain.com and many more…they really are bad news. I opened one on another pc to check it out and anti-virus caught it.

  9. Sophiagurl said

    hey that’s pretty useful information =) thanks!

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