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Computer Experts Warn Against Computer Viruses On E-Cards


'Tis the season for sharing, but there's one thing you might not want to receive.

And that's a computer virus.

David Hess at WCI Technologies says that sometimes people accidentally get viruses on their computer from something as innocent-looking as an online holiday greeting card.

He says that some warning signs are: if you haven't really been in contact with the sender recently, or if the card does not address you by name.

But he says also look out for what you have to do to view the card.

"If you're looking at a greeting card and it asks you to download something, that's a red flag. Definitely do not download anything new to view a greeting card. Close it down, delete it, be on the safe side," said Hess.

He says that greeting card scams happen year round.

He says another warning sign is receiving a greeting card for no particular occasion, but obviously people are more likely to fall for it during a holiday season.

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