Use Care When Opening Holiday E-cards to Avoid Scams

Holiday e-card
Holiday e-card

If you get a surprise e-card from someone who says they're a friend but you're not sure, think twice before opening it.

Officials say reports about scam e-cards are increasing. They're supposed to send "Season's Greetings," but actually they install viruses and malware that can cause a number of problems with a home computer -- some severe, like personal information and identity theft.