A helpful online Valentine's (and other holidays) tip

I know a lot of us receive a lot of spam these days and emails that are phishing for your information. Most of these are pretty easy to recognize and delete. However, not all of these are easy to spot especially at this time of the year when many of us are sending and receiving e-Valentines to our friends and loved ones.
I got one such email this morning. It had all of the correct information for Hallmark, but something just didn’t seem right. So instead of clicking on the link addresses (which did look legit unlike a lot of those links), I went to the Hallmark website and clicked on E-Cards, and then followed the instructions to pick up a card. As it turned out, my suspicions were correct, and it was a fraudulent e-mail.
So what I am getting at here is that you really want to be careful even if it looks legit. Also, when in doubt, don’t follow the links in the email, instead go directly to the website. I took the time to check out Hallmark’s E-Card Fraud Awareness statement just to find further information.
I know a lot of this seems like common sense, but I figured I would pass the information along because this particular scam actually had some thought put into it. Hope you don’t get one of these UnHappy Valentine’s Day Cards!

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  1. Ellie
    February 7, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    I’m your newest follower from Relax and Surf Sunday Blog Hop. I’m also following on Facebook and Twitter. If you get a minute please stop by and follow back.
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    • bearhaven
      February 7, 2011 at 8:57 pm

      I made sure to like you back on FB and Twitter and am following your blog too!

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