Posts Tagged ‘e-cards’

Happy Mother’s Day! How About Some Flowers, Candy — and a Computer Virus

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

E-cards are so popular these days, we usually don’t even think to worry about opening them. And most are safe. But Consumer Reports warns that scammers sometimes use ecards to do their dirty work:

“Scammers frequently have used bogus e-card messages to spread computer viruses and other malware. Such messages contain holiday-related subject lines but include nasty attachments or hyperlinks. For example, in 2008, the FBI warned that e-card emails were being used to spread the Storm Worm Trojan horse, which allowed outsiders to commander Windows computers.”

Check out Consumer Reports’ tips on safely receiving Mother’s Day E-cards.

(Full disclosure: I’m the social media reporter for Consumer Reports. Follow me on Twitter at @CReporter for great consumer tips and conversation!)

P.S. Yes, I’m shameless. Just had to share a picture of my baby boy, who is now 14 and taller than me!

Elf Yourself!

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007


Have you and your family tried this yet? Go to elfyourself.com for a fun, free holiday promotion from OfficeMax.

Upload up to four photos to the ElfYourself
site to see your own head on a dancing elf’s body, then send the link
to friends.

You can even add a personalized voice message. Just use the code provided, record your voice over the phone and within seconds, you’ll hear your message, delivered from one of your elves.

Click here to see the my family’s elf e-card. Then make your own!