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Staying safe from email & chat scams
Windows Defender engineer Erik Wahlstrom explains email and web chat scams - how to spot them, what to do if you see one, and how to protect your online safety.
Staying safe from call scams
Windows Defender engineer Erik Wahlstrom shows you some ways to spot and avoid technical support call scams, and what to do if you get a scam call.
Staying safe from web browser scams
Windows Defender engineer Erik Wahlstrom has seen web browser scams. Here, Erik shows how to spot a scam and how to best use Windows and Microsoft Edge for online safety.
Scam email 📧
I keep receiving emails from Adobe Sign. It's a fake email because the end of the email address is @adobesign1234.co.Can somebody please help?
I keep getting these E-mail's, where I can't block them! Because, the To heading, is my Address and the From Heading is my Address! These Spammer are very smart! What can we do about this problem?
How do I set up a password to access outlook email?
A security outfit emailed me that my email address has been compromised. They said I should change my email password. Outlook has no password to access email. How do I create one?
Where to learn?
I wasn't brought up with computers; I'm 66, but want to learn how to do more. In particular, I want to learn how to track the sources of scammers and spammers. I haven't fallen for any of the scams I've received, but want to be able to have papers served on the scammers, or have the police haul them off. What book(s) should I look for, or where can I find free or low cost instruction?
URGENT ALERT RE HACKERS, VIRUSES, AND DANGEROUS THREATs
Today I received an urgent, very loud, alert from what appeared to be Microsoft, telling me the computer was in serious danger from hackers trying to gain access to my personal information. I was instructed not to turn my computer off or leave the page and was afraid to exit. I was also instructed to call the phone number provided immediately. I was not aware of any MS security threat scams and was quite worried. The technician I spoke to on the phone assured me he was a licensed MS technician and that since my computer had already been hacked, all my personal information was in jeopardy. This was a first for me and decided it would be best to trust his judgment. He accessed my computer and seemed to think 17 hackers were attempting to take over my computer and said my entire security system was locked, so I would not be able to proceed without removal of the threat and the addition of a network firewall and an IP protection. He took me to a web page for RIGHTPCEXPERTS.COM in Tampa, and gave the impression they are affiliated with Microsoft. Because I am age 69 he offered me a "discounted price" of 299.00 and I was left to believe it was imperative, as all my devices were in danger. I was then referred to a second agent who said he would be able to remedy the problems with my PC. HE REMOVED MY SYSTEM MECHANIC AND THEN installed an AD BLOCKER, CC CLEANER, ANTI-VIRUS HACKING. HE SEEMINGLY CLEANED MY COMPUTER AND THEN INSTALLED A NETWORK FIREWALL, AN IP NETWORK ACCESS PROTECTOR. After I PROVIDED my credit card number for the charge of 299.00 I was told there was an additional fee technical fee of $120, that would be paid in 12 installments of 9.99, for a total of 420.00. I was so reluctant but thought I had no other choice but to proceed. Like another gentleman who was concerned about the legitimacy of this company, I am left wondering if they are a scam. MY INVOICE READ AM PC SECURITY, NOT RIGHTPCEXPERTS OUT OF TAMPA AND NEXWAY HANDLED THE TRANSACTION.
I found this message of unsafe link in Outlook what can i do?? https://www.microsoftpoll.com/wix/p3093162695.aspx?__sid__=e7_-dfnhUqG1FH8QJ8D4fZPA4vLyS_dpPsNHA_yNz3DoXfX57WleFqfaCfDHLQoE90k_vH2GP-F2xgVY8p8GyA2&l=3082 Thanks Ricardo
Helpful ways to protect your Microsoft account
I have seen more times than not, users reaching out about their accounts being hacked. Just a few tips for everyone who stumbles upon this post. > It is advised you change your password atleast once every three months. > Activate two-step authentication to ensure you receive a 6-digit code to a trusted e-mail or cellular device each time you attempt to login. > Never share your account details with anyone and remember, Microsoft employees will never ask for your account password. > Do not click on any suspicious URL's and always ensure you are on microsoft.com or windows.com before typing in any login credentials. This will prevent information phishing. > Never use the same password for more than two accounts. This prevents hackers from accessing other accounts on other websites. If at anytime you believe someone may have access or has had access to your account, change your password immediately. It is also advised that you change the e-mail address associated with your account. Should there ever be a need for further assistance, you are always welcomed to contact Microsoft customer care.
Additionally, some scammers may try to identify themselves as a Microsoft MVP. You can help protect yourself from scammers by verifying that the contact is a Microsoft Agent or Microsoft Employee and that the phone number is an official Microsoft global customer service number .
Hi EP2809, This email should be a spam. In general, you can identify the authenticity of an e-mail based on the e-mail address of sender. Microsoft official emails will contain the word “Microsoft” in the domain name. For example: *** Email address is removed for privacy ***
MSN Email Scam? I received an email message from MSN and wondering if it was a scam? I will attach the email sender for you to check and respond if I my email account is having issues? Thank you . MSN Team <*** Email address is removed for privacy ***> | Today, 5:43 AM.
This is a phishing scam since Microsoft wouldn't send out an email like this. #1 - You can't depend on the <From> address since that can't be easily spoofed #2 - You can't depend on the link as it is "shown" - you need to look where it actually points to by either hovering your mouse over the link or right-clicking on it --> select <Copy> and ...
Submit phishing scam emails to Microsoft by sending an email with the scam as an attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on submitting messages to Microsoft, see Submit spam, non-spam, and phishing scam messages to Microsoft for analysis.