I’ve gotten the regular scams over email for years and years. Lessee…I need to log into my PayPal or Ebay account, or maybe my bank account needs me to verify all my info. But this is a new one…the “You’ve received a postcard” or “You’ve received an e-greeting!” scam.
When being in the 'net started to explode in the late 90s, my friends and relatives actually sent a lot of those, and I never hesitated to click on them. I don’t know anyone who sends those any more, so I was a bit skeptical two weeks ago when I received one. The first thing I checked was the website I was supposed to click on.
It was all numbers. They didn’t even try to hide the numerical web address. Usually they do that. For example, the bank ones would say “Bank of America” but when I put the arrow over the URL, the true numerical URL shows up.
And now I’ve received a DOZEN of these e-greeting ones in two weeks. I did a Google search, and some of the results show that people have posted about these recently, but many of the posts went back a year or two. I find it odd that I never got one before, then suddenly got so many recently.
I really want to know what the site looks like. (I won’t, I promise.) But I’m curious. Are there tech people here who’ve had to check them out so you can find out how to protect your company or coworkers? Do they try to make it look legit, or once they get someone to click do they figure what the heck and just have it install the trojan horse with nothing more than a blank page?