A Funeral Notice by Email –Virus!

Summary of eRumor:

This is an emailed notice of the passing of a friend from a funeral home with a link to click for the invitation.

The Truth:

Do not click the link.  It will infect your computer with a virus.

This is a new email scam, according to a February 5, 2014 consumer alert by an NBC affiliate in Baton Rouge, LA.

Posted 2/5/14

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

Funeral Invitation:

For this unprecedented event, we offer our deepest prayers of condolence and invite to you to be present at the celebration of your friends life service on Friday, January 31, 2014 that will take place at Eubank Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m.

Please find invitation and more detailed information about the farewell ceremony here.

Best wishes and prayers,

Funeral home receptionist,
Justin Powers