Thursday, August 30, 2007

PSA for PC people

If you get notice that you've received a post card from a family member, you might want to approach it with caution. Just got a note from a friend, warning against this, and there's a click-through to Snopes , which says it's true. Unless the whole thing's species of even more complicated hoaxes. I'm amazed at the trouble people will go to put something over on Internet users.


The Inner Geek said...

We've run across these messages at work too. If you receive an email saying someone sent you a greeting card and it doesn't have your name or the sender's name on it, don't open it.

If you do get an email with your name and a sender's name, and if you still aren't sure, give your friend who the email says sent it a quick email/call and verify that they did in fact send you a greeting card.

You'd be surprised how many people will fall for the hoax. (Obviously or they wouldn't still be sending these things.) It's a matter of being educated on what to open and what not to open in your email. Always err on the side of cautious. Spammers are getting smart nowadays.

The Loon said...

The voice of TI wisdom speaks to you there.