If you're like me (and everyone else who has emailed me about this), you've been getting some strange emails in your Inbox lately. Am I right? Well, those emails are part of a newer scam that is going around these days. It goes by the name "Postcard Scam," but there are various versions of it that may have found their way to your Inbox.
If you receive one of these emails, the subject will say something like "You've received a postcard from a family member" or something similar. There have also been some that say something about an e-card, a greeting or even one specifying a special holiday (like the Fourth of July). The senders of this scam have also varied. These spam emails have come from Hallmark, Greetings123, eCards, GreetingCards.com and more.
If you open the email, it will tell you that you've been sent a postcard and there will be a link you can click on to go and preview it. But, if you click on that link, you're putting yourself at risk for a potential virus or malware infestation. Once you click on the link, the scammers know your address is a real one and they can start sending you malicious material at any time. So, although these emails look tempting, don't click on that link! Be extra careful not to fall for this trick.