Beware Online Greeting Cards

'Tis the season... to warn you about online greeting cards.

Once a benign way of waving electronically to friends, online greeting cards have become a common ruse. Many spam messages are sent under the guise of online greeting cards, trying to get you to click on malicious links.

Although some companies, like Hallmark and Bluemountain, are legitimate, scammers may try to fool you into thinking they are these bona-fide services, down to similar wording and logos.

My recommendation is that you avoid online greeting cards period. Bah humbug, perhaps, but I'd rather have you miss out on a greeting card than wind up with a zombied computer or, worse, a stolen identity.

Posted byTriona Guidry at 3:00 PM  

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