Spam Warning – You’ve received a postcard

This spam email is a clever one, it uses the general family member id so you don’t really questions that it may not be someone you know.

Also there are absolutely no links so you can’t even detect the usual false link behind the one that shows on screen.

So the only option you have is to open the zip file, which I don’t know exactly what this one does, but I can assure you they are never good, hopefully your antivirus is up to date and can save you if you do open it.

Any company sending out a digital e-card will do it with a link that takes you to a page (remember to hover over the link and make sure it’s legit), they won’t bother with sending out an actual file to you. Also a family member will most likely have their name in the email through a legit e-card website.

If you are ever in doubt always copy some of the email or the subject line and add the word spam and something should come up in the search engines that will let you know if it’s spam or not. if you’re in doubt get in touch and we can help you identify it for you.

here’s it the full text that’s in the email (the zip file has a name of ecard.zip)

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Good day.

Your family member has sent you an ecard from 123greetings.com.

Send free ecards from 123greetings.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, open zip attached file.

4 Comments

  1. Kitchener mortgage says:

    Just a quick comment to thank u 4 your useful article. Do you know where I could find more on the subject? Thank you. Melanie x

    • Alan Fair says:

      You can look at some of the other spam warnings on this blog that help you to identify other possible spam emails or alternatively just type into Google “how to identify spam” and they’re will be lot’s of sites with articles that can help.

      Alan

  2. Aubrey Dejonge says:

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