Updated: 07/02/2009 23:31
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Dear readers, today we will introduce you a spam, which will be named as "greeting spam". Here is an example of a such spam:

You have received an eCard
To pick up your eCard, choose from any of the following options:
Click on the following link (or copy & paste it into your web browser):
Your card will be available for pick-up beginning for the next 30 days.
Please be sure to view your eCard before the days are up!

We hope you enjoy you eCard.
Thank You!

As far as you see, it looks very innocent. With tone exception - it's not a greeting card. It can be anything: virus, phishing but it's evidently that it's not a greeting card.

How did we understand it?
At the minimum by inconsistency between basic service and the link on the greeting card. There was pointed ( by the way its a real service) and the "greeting card" is placed by itself on the domain of the third level ( Why is it so? Moreover, there is no personal code in this link, either the information about the recipient. That is, a greeting card which is placed by that address is meaning for all recipients of this letter. Have you seen such kind of greeting cards? Moreover, individual?

The lie and fraud.
Stay away from a such letters and links.

P.S. There is a caution on the first page at E-Card Scam Alert! Beware of fraudulent e-mails stating youve received a greeting card or e-card from a friend or schoolmate or other unnamed person.


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