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e-greetings card scam

Post by SRD » January 28th, 2011, 8:03 am

Yesterday I received an email purporting to be from Hallmark.com telling me a family member had sent me an animated e-card and to click on the link to collect it. It looked dodgy to me, firstly because it came to an address I rarely use, secondly that the link wasn't to Hallmark.com and finally because no member of my family would send me an ecard out of the blue. I contacted Hallmark who confirmed that it was a scam, that clicking on the link would download a virus and an information gatherer and to delete the email. They also gave the following advice:
Hallmark wrote:If you are unsure if you've received as legitimate Hallmark e-card, don't click on a link in the e-mail.
Follow these steps to open your e-card:
1. Locate the confirmation number (beginning with EG or PG) in the e-mail.
2. Go to Hallmark.com and click on the "Shop by Product" drop-down menu at the top of the screen.
3. Click on Pick up your e-card.
4. Enter your e-mail address and the confirmation number.
5. Click View E-Card.
Worth considering I think.
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Re: e-greetings card scam

Post by Little John » January 28th, 2011, 8:38 am

Definitely! Thanks for the warning.
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Re: e-greetings card scam

Post by salem » January 28th, 2011, 3:25 pm

Well worth posting , thanks

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Re: e-greetings card scam

Post by marymary » January 28th, 2011, 4:45 pm

I keep getting these as well although not from Hallmark. I just delete as anyone who knew me would send it to my name in the header I suspect.

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