Author Stuart Barker
eCards have the potential to be very very dangerous
eCards – e, i, e, i – oh!
It seems everything has gone either ‘e’ or ‘i’ in the last few years. ‘e’ Cards are no exception to the rule. They are quick, they are convenient and lets face it, for the majority of people the lazy option when it comes to keeping in touch for the holidays. eCards are especially popular for occasions celebrated by many people such as Christmas or Valentine’s Day – as well as for individual occasions such as birthdays and weddings.
‘However, as is the case with emails, you need to exercise care when you either receive or send an eCard, in case it is actually a disguise for some kind of scam.’ Get Safe On Line
Top 5 Tips to avoid an eCard Scam
- Ensure your Anti-Virus and Malware is up to date
- Ensure your computer is unto date with latest security patches
- Delete any ecard from someone you don’t know. Why would someone you don’t know be sending you a card?
- Never click on anything from an unknown source, never open an attachment from an unknown source, and never download from an unknown source. (It’s really as simple as that!)
- Look out for eCards with spelling mistakes, not addressed to you, your name is misspelled.
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