What are Fraudulent/ SPAM/ Phishing emails?

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Last updated: 15 Oct, 2012
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Fraudulent emails containing malicious links sent from individuals portraying themselves as messages from 123Greetings.com. There have been email campaigns that claim to be an ecard from 123Greetings.com which contain an attachment that will infect your computer with a malicious and destructive virus. It is important for you to know that legitimate emails from 123Greetings.com will never contain an attachment. Our emails are validated with industry standard security keys for additional protection and offer an alternate method for you to pick up your ecard. When you receive a legitimate ecard from 123Greetings.com you can bypass clicking on any links within the email and instead go to our site, click on the Search box found in the upper right corner of the homepage and enter the 20 digit ecard number provided in the email. Alternatively, signup at 123Greetings Connect at http://www.123greetings.com/connect and check your ecards directly from your ecard dashboard and save yourself from phishing emails.

  • Simply opening an email should not result in any concern. Clicking on links embedded in the email is where users have to be cautious.
  • If you have any suspicion that the email is fraudulent, do not open it and do not click on any links within the email. Legitimate emails will always give you the option to pick up the ecard by typing in http://www.123greetings.com and put in the 20 digit ecard number in the search box at the top right of the page, rather than clicking on the link. All 123Greetings.com emails provide this option.
  • The sender of the ecard should always be identifiable, such as in the subject line of the email itself with the sender email address and in the body of the email with sender name as well as sender email address. If you do not recognize the sender, be cautious. Be especially cautious of more generic subject lines.
  • To ensure your safety, simply type in http://www.123greetings.com and go directly to it to retrieve your greeting. At 123Greetings.com you can bypass clicking on any links by going to the site and entering the 20 digit ecard number given to you in the email at the search box page on the site.

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