Spam levels are peaking again with a rash of bogus e-mails that rememble online greeting cards, messages from your friends and membership confirmations. Worse, they contain viruses that can infect your computer with malicious software. The “from” field is often forged with an address of someone you know – or even your own. Don't click on these links and be sure to update your virus protection software.
BlueMountain.com provides this advice to find out whether an ecard notice is valid:
1. Type the company's Web address (www.BlueMountain.com) into your browser.
2. Go to the eCard pickup link at the bottom of the page.
3. Enter your specific greeting card code.
Excerpts from a few of the spam messages circulating today:
- You have just received a virtual postcard from a family member! You can pick up your postcard at the following web address:
- Your Father has sent you a postcard from bluemountain.com. Click on your postcard link below:
- LOL, that is too cool. If your mom sees this video of you she is gonna freak…
- Welcome member. We are glad you joined Resume Hunters. Click here to enter our secure server.
- Where did you take that? Everyone can see your face in there.
- Greetings, Welcome To Web Cooking. Your temporary Login Info will expire in 24 hours. Please login and change it.
- New Member, We are glad you joined Funny-Files. Click on the secure link or paste it to your browser:
- Greetings, We are so happy you joined Wine Lovers. Please keep your account secure by logging in and changing your login info.