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FBI warns of E-card scam

Date: July 28, 2007

The FBI and the greeting card industry are warning people of fraudulent emails that claim to contain an electronic greeting card from an anonymous individual, such as a "friend" or "classmate."

The fraudulent emails, which claim to be from legitimate greeting card companies, tell consumers to click on a link in the email message to view their e-card. Clicking on the link can possibly expose a person's computer to a virus.

"If you get an e-mail claiming you've received an e-card from a generic 'friend' or 'family member' rather than from someone whose name or personal e-mail address you recognize, the e-mail is fraudulent and should be immediately deleted," says Jo
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2010-11-17 08:22:19 - I just recieved a ecard message that looks... Sharon
2008-07-17 01:14:22 - Ok, So what happens if we were fooled by... dawn
2007-08-10 15:53:32 - Thank goodness for this website and... Mrs.H
2007-08-10 12:01:16 - I have been getting 2-5 greeting cards a... Cindy Ehlert
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