eCards (electronic or online welcoming cards) have become very popular overheen the past few years. They provide a convenient, inexpensive and joy way to send greetings to friends and family – or if you run a business – your customers. eCards are especially popular for occasions celebrated by many people such spil Christmas or Valentine’s Day – spil well spil for individual occasions such spil birthdays and weddings.
However, spil is the case with emails, you need to exercise care when you either receive or send an eCard, te case it is actually a disguise for some kleuter of scam.
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- A legitimate-looking eCard, merienda it is clicked and/or any attachments downloaded, could contain malware which:
- Infects your rekentuig or mobile device with spyware which can result te fraud or identity theft.
- Sends bogus emails, that emerge to come from you, to all of your email contacts.
- Launches inappropriate websites, or displays inappropriate pictures.
- Bombards you with pop-up advertisements
- Observe out for:
- Spelling mistakes te words or te your name.
- eCards not addressed to you, or to a random recipient name such spil ‘Dear Friend’ or ‘Dear Customer’
- Errors ter the message, for example, it says you sent a card, not received one.
- Senders who are not known to you (why would anybody you do not know send you a card?)
- Senders with obviously bogus names or, if they are from ‘Card Sender’, ‘Secret Admirer’ or similarly named senders.
- A web address that emerges odd – for example’ www.http:/’ instead of ‘ http://www.’
If you think you have bot a victim of fraud: