Ecard Email Scam - Phishing for Your Identity

Phishing - The Ecard Email Scam
Redirects to spoofed (Fake) website: LACNIC

You may have received an email like the one below that looks very authentic, like it came from This email was not sent by; is a victim as well. If you receive an email similar to the one below, DO NOT click on the link, and do not enter any information on the forms there. There is no ecard greeting card waiting for you - just a scam!

The website that the link leads to is a spoof; a fake website, not created by It goes to LACNIC, not! When you enter the information they ask for, you will simply be handing the thieves the keys to your bank accounts.  That is how spoofing and phishing works.

Remember, no reputable business would send you an email requesting your personal account information. Any such email you receive asking for this information should be considered phony and brought to the attention of the business being 'phished'.

Anytime you need to go to a website for your bank, credit card companies or other personal, financial or confidential information; do not follow a link in an email; just type their address in your browser directly (such as )

Below are actual phishing emails that started circulating in early 2007. We have put a warning over the links to the phisher's website.

Subject: You've received a greeting ecard from a friend!

From: [ ]

Good day.

Your friend has sent you a greeting ecard from

Send free ecards from with your choice of colors, words and music.

Your ecard will be available with us for the next 30 days. If you wish to keep

the ecard longer, you may save it on your computer or take a print.

To view your ecard, choose from any of the following options:




Click on the following Internet address or

copy & paste it into your browser's address box.




Copy & paste the ecard number in the "View Your Card" box at

Your ecard number is


Best wishes,


The IP address resolves to:

OrgName:    Latin American and Caribbean IP address Regional Registry 
OrgID:      LACNIC
Address:    Rambla Republica de Mexico 6125
City:       Montevideo
PostalCode: 11400
Country:    UY

You can be pretty certain that the real BlueMountainCards has nothing to do with this and doesn't operate out of the carribean!

For more information about phishing, see this page.

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