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Old 07-05-2007, 01:40 PM   #1
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ALERT: VIRUS via e-greetings
There is a virus/malware attempt going around that comes in the form of an electronic greeting or e-card in your email. I have already gotten THREE of these emails in the last week, but have deleted them all.

This a real virus alert, please read about it at Snopes.com. DO NOT click on any link in an e-greeting card unless you KNOW the sender and it is a real e-card.

ETA: This is an active virus. A KH member has recently become victim to this virus. Please everyone, be careful!!
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Old 07-05-2007, 01:43 PM   #2
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I heard about this. Thanks for the info.
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Old 07-05-2007, 02:54 PM   #3
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Thanks for the heads-up Silver.



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Yeah - I've received about 7 so far...disguised as if from all the different e-card companies. The first one I got "felt funny" so I went directly to the web site (NOT through the link) to mannually put in the e-card # - there was a notice on the site about the virus attempts saying the links in the e-mail directs you to a site that can lift the info off of your system YIKES! Be careful everyone!!
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Old 07-05-2007, 04:13 PM   #5
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Hi Silver

Many thanks ... I used American Greetings two days ago to send 4th July cards to friends. This virus is tagging on after you've used a genuine web greeting card company, claiming that a schoolfriend or a relative had sent me greeting cards.
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Old 07-05-2007, 04:43 PM   #6
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You're welcome everyone. Stay safe!
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Old 07-05-2007, 07:45 PM   #7
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I have received SEVERAL of these emails in the last week.... stoopid virus senders! Its funny, though... these say "a neighbor" or "a friend" or "a family member" has sent you a greeting... any REAL company will list the actual sender's NAME in the subject line.
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I've received on the average a dozen a day! It is getting so OLD! Thanks for the warning though! I just heard from a friend who said there is another phone scam going around. Caller says they are from phone company and need to check the phone line and need for you to press 9 0 #. This allows caller to use phone line for long distance calls. Probably coming from prison. Be careful!!
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Thank you,i will look out for them my sister sends me a lot of them.I will check them first now just in case.
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Old 07-06-2007, 02:17 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Silver View Post
DO NOT click on any link in an e-greeting card unless you KNOW the sender and it is a real e-card.
Good advice, Silver.
Take it a step further:
NEVER CLICK ON A LINK IN ANY EMAIL UNLESS YOU KNOW THE SENDER.
And further:
I don't even click on the links from people I know if they have been forwarded from strangers. (Memo to my beloved sister: I hate to tell you this, sweetie, but I haven't been reading/viewing/listening to all those jokes and videos you keep sending because I don't know where they originally came from.)
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