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PostPosted: Thu 28 Jun, 2007 6:09 pm    Post subject: virus alert: You've received a postcard from a family member Reply with quote

Email hoax:

If you receive something like this, THROW IT OUT without bothering to open it at all.

email hoax message wrote:

Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 15:00:46 -0700
Subject: You've received a postcard from a family member!

Good day.

Your family member has sent you an ecard from postcard.com.

Send free ecards from postcard.com with your choice of colors, words and music.

Your ecard will be available with us for the next 30 days. If you wish to keep
the ecard longer, you may save it on your computer or take a print.

To view your ecard, choose from any of the following options:

--------
OPTION 1
--------

Click on the following Internet address or
copy & paste it into your browser's address box.

http://[snip]

--------
OPTION 2
--------

Copy & paste the ecard number in the "View Your Card" box at
http://[snip]

Your ecard number is
728de9745232136727482ac12

Best wishes,
Postmaster,
postcard.com



I took a brief look at it, even though I didn't really believing that any of my family would be dumb enough to use a subject heading like "You've received a postcard from a family member!". There is an image of video box that naturally doesn't work, along with a helpful la la la link to press if the video box cannot be viewed. The link opens to an exe, which is doubtless a virus. Read more about it here:

http://purportal.com/spam/1852/



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