Please stop uploading nude photos in your cards, Moonpig asks customers

Online greetings company Moonpig has had to tell prospective customers to stop uploading pictures of their genitals to make a bespoke card.

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The firm posted on Twitter that the action is against Moonpig's "terms and conditions".

-> You can now order pizzas and sesserts from this Asda in Leeds to be delivered to your houseIn a 17-word tweet it posted: "Please stop uploading pics of your genitals to our cards it is against our ts and cs".

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It later confirmed it gets between two and three per day, and up to 20 a day around Valentine's Day.

The announcement was liked and shared thousands of times and whipped up a lot of conversation.

But not everyone thought the tweet would solve the company's issues.

One person wrote: "This is probably not the best way to stop people doing this. It's like a red rag to a bull. Heck, I'm even tempted now."

Hollie Irvine added: "This might be the best bit of marketing I ever did yet see."

On the website, Moonpig sets out that it might reject an order which contravenes, or appears to contravene its content rules.

Those rules state: "We do not permit personalised products to include any content or material which contains material which is pornographic, obscene, indecent or offensive."

Customers can make a personalised card by uploading a picture on the firm's website.

-> School closed after student fight escales into a riotMoonpig, part of the Photobox Group of companies, said in a statement: "The beauty of Moonpig is being able to personalise your card and make it special to the person you're sending it to.

"We'll produce anywhere between 100-200k cards a day and at least two or three of those might infringe our terms. We have one guy who's particularly good at spotting them although a couple occasionally slip through the cracks.

"We also see a massive rise around Valentine's Day, with as many as 20 a day that we have to deny. And yes, the girls are as bad as the boys."