The “You Have Received a Postcard from a Family Member!” Spam

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“You have received a postcard from a family member!”, says the subject of one of the latest spam scams.

Does anybody legitimate still really send e-cards or e-postcards? Here is one more example of why we at the Internet Patrol never, ever open an ecard or epostcard (and yes, that includes evites – we never open them, so if you want to invite us to something, use plain, old fashioned email).


Here’s what the “You have received a postcard from a family member!” epostcard looks like to the naked eye. You’d think that the very fact that the subject says “from a family member” instead of, you know, that family member’s name, would tip folks off, but sadly, not so:

From: Postcards.com
Subject: You have received a postcard from a family member!

Oh happy day! Your Family Member sent you a postcard from 1001 Postcards!

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You can view your card at this address:

Click Here

 

Your postcard will be available for 60 days.

We hope you enjoy your postcard, and if you do, please take a moment
to send a few yourself!

Regards,
Marty & Alice at 1001 Postcards
http://www.postcards.org

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And in case you were wondering…
1. This is a free service!
2. We don’t sell email addres ses to anyone!
3. We really ar


(Note that the truncated “3. We really ar” is how it’s being sent, not a typo here.)

Now, here’s how it really looks:

Received: from User ([193.77.143.107]) by allegrosafety.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.3959);
Wed, 10 Sep 2008 02:36:04 -0700
Reply-To:
From: “Postcards.com”
Subject: You have received a postcard from a family member!
Message-ID:

Oh happy day! Your Family Member sent you a postcard from 1001 Postcards!

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You can view your card at this address:

http://www.puertoricotoday.net/data/donate/index.html?certegy_vm=
trueportlet_change_1_actionOverrideFchaseonlineFchangeFsigninDetails_windowLabel_portlet_signin_pageLabel_page_signin

Your postcard will be available for 60 days.

We hope you enjoy your postcard, and if you do, please take a moment
to send a few yourself!

Regards,
Marty & Alice at 1001 Postcards

http://www.postcards.org

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And in case you were wondering…

1. This is a free service!
2. We don’t sell email addresses to anyone!
3. We really ar


Again – this is why we never EVER open epostcards or ecards, and we suggest that you don’t either.

No Paywall Here!
The Internet Patrol is and always has been free. We don't hide our articles behind a paywall, or restrict the number of articles you can read in a month if you don't give us money. That said, it does cost us money to run the site, so if something you read here was helpful or useful, won't you consider donating something to help keep the Internet Patrol free?
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One thought on “The “You Have Received a Postcard from a Family Member!” Spam

  1. attn: “Marty & Alice at 1001 Postcards”
    wipe your mouth, you’ve got some b.s. hanging from your lip.
    “gunner”

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