From another site, extract:

Who would do such a thing? The same sort of people who have perpetuated some of the top urban legends such as the claim that Mr. Rogers had a former secret career as a trained assassin, and that ATM users can quickly contact police in the event of an attempted robbery by entering their PIN in reverse. The cyberspace is full of lies disguised as inspiration, political alerts, health warnings, and prayers. Many come complete with enhanced photographs. The ones that are especially ironic are those that state, “Even Snopes has confirmed this,” along with a link to Snopes that attributes it as false. People who forward such emails, obviously do not check the link themselves. (source: To Forward or Not to Forward? By Patti Maguire Armstrong

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Forwarded Emails

Monday, December 28, 2009

Think Before You Click: You have received A Card from a Family Member

There is a long list of emails that come to you and sound genuine, but most of the time are spam, malware, virus, etc., sent to you by robots...

To save us from the above, there are alerts, including:

  • 'You have received A Hallmark E-Card' Urban Legends' say: 'You've Received a Postcard' Virus
    See More About:

  • computer virus warnings
  • e-cards
  • trojan warnings

  • E-Card Fraud Alert, says: Hallmark Site

  • 'Hallmark Postcard from a Family Member' virus -- MIXTURE OF REAL VIRUS WARNING AND HOAX

    Solutions / Discussions:
  • Greetings! Someone Has Sent You an E-Card Virus, Todd R. Weiss, Computerworld
  • ECard Virus Removal, By Colin Richards @
  • Security Alert: Virus Emails - You've received A Hallmark E-Card ... @ Carnegie Mellon University

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