Electronic greeting cards are easy, cheap, and fun to get and send, but cybercriminals also use them to try to steal your personal information or to spread malicious software.

Legitimate companies have standard, obvious ways for you to recognize that the email is not a fraud. For example, with MSN Greetings, the "from" line always shows "Ecard from MSN Greetings" as the display name and "ecards@msn.americangreetings.com" as the email address.

For more information, see Phishing scams that target activities, interests, or news events.

To send an e-card from MSN Greetings, check out the love and dating section.