Tips to avoid phony e-cards, find real deal – Bangor Daily News

Tips to avoid phony e-cards, find real deal – Bangor Daily News.

They made the rounds again this valentine season: the nasty, virus-infected e-mail messages that pretended to be greetings from someone who cares about you.

What the senders really cared about was harvesting as much personal and financial data as possible. That happened when recipients clicked on the link as instructed, not realizing they were putting vital information at risk.

Many people received warnings of the scam from Hallmark, likely the world leader in conventional greeting cards. In their alert, Hallmark officials said the phony e-mails were “flooding the Internet” as they trolled for ways to harvest your data.

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