Off topic: Greeting Card E-mail Scam
Thread poster: Nikita Kobrin

Nikita Kobrin  Identity Verified
Lithuania
Local time: 01:02
English to Russian
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Nov 8, 2002

MessageLabs\' Virus Alert service:


8 Nov 2002 Please be aware that there is a mass-mailing Greeting Card e-mail scam currently active on the Internet.


It is being operated by a company called Permissioned Media Inc., based in Panama. 


The e-mail will appear in your inbox and will ask you to click upon a link to view the greeting card you have been sent. The link is not necessarily related to a greeting card site, and after clicking on it, will state that software needs to be installed on your machine for you to view the greeting card.  Within the terms and conditions of the license it states that by agreeing to the installation of the software, you are also agreeing that a copy of the greeting card e-mail can be sent to everyone in your address book.  If you accept the terms of the lience agreement, it will send a copy of the e-mail to the contacts in your address book.


Examples of domains that we have seen operating this scam are as follows:


friend-greeting.com or .net,

friendgreetings.com or .net,

cool-downloads.com or .net,

friend-greetings.com or .net,

friend-cards.com or .net


All of which are registered to Permissioned Media inc.


The greeting card e-mail scam is not technically a virus or a worm, and many anti-virus vendors are stating that they have no plans to detect and prevent the program.  Please be vigilant when reading licence agreements and installing software of this nature, especially from organisations such as Permissioned Media Inc. who are distributing the FriendsGreeting program.


If you have any questions, please contact the MessageLabs Help Desk.


www.messagelabs.com


 

Egmont
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Spasiba... Nov 9, 2002

...gospodi Nikita...
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Jane Lamb-Ruiz  Identity Verified
French to English
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Thanx Nov 9, 2002

Thanx for the information

 


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