Merry Christmas in a skeptical message

WhatsApp: Weihnachtsgrüße, die misstrauisch machen

Many WhatsApp users are getting a message with a link to open, which makes some people suspicious.

The message arrives in a direct contact via WhatsApp. The text is kept very short and contains a link.

Many users are already skeptical of such messages and will not open such a link.

What’s behind this message?

This is the message:

Screenshot WhatsApp message

“I Maxen Open it once “ – And then a link. Although the sender’s name appears here, it has a touch of chain letter, so many users are not sure if the link actually clicks.

If you open the link, you will be taken to a page that asks you to click again. If you try again, you will be taken to the following page:

Screenshot Christmas Countdown
Screenshot Christmas Countdown

A Christmas greeting, a colorful and animated countdown will be counted until midnight on December 25, 2020.

So Merry Christmas. And nothing else.

After clicking “View” you will get a preview of your own Christmas greetings, which you can share via WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger.

If you do, the given name will be used in the message. The recipient will receive a message saying “I” XY“And a link. Incidentally, this may vary, but after several attempts it will always lead to the same result.


You must decide for yourself whether you will use this “service” to send your Christmas greetings. However, one should be aware that there may be some recipients who may or may not just click on the link in the message.
It is best to type Christmas greetings in an “old school” way. In this sense: Merry Christmas to you all!

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