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Not getting Bing points from emails
Does anyone else have the issue of not getting their Bing points from the emails they send out? Sometimes it works and then sometimes, I click on all the links and don't get a single point? Anyone have any ideas?

07/21/2019

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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?

07/21/2019

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What to do about spam/unwanted emails...
Recently my inbox has been inundated with spam. It's overwhelming. I mark emails as 'phishing' and report them. I block. I unsubscribe. Nothing works. Does Microsoft do anything do try to weed out the spam? Stuff that used to go to my junk mail is now coming to my inbox. This is obvious spam...like inappropriate ads. Help! Suggestions? Thank you!

07/21/2019

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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.

07/21/2019

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https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook_com/forum/osecurity-oinfosafe/update-to...

I received an email yesterday about updates to Microsft services agreement on 1st May. I went into it and wanted to update ad choices but it wouldnt let me enter using my passowrd so then took me through all the security info etc which was weird ....esp when they asked for my post code! I am concerned this is a scam! Any info anyone?

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/how-to-report-a...

Why is it so damn hard to report a phishing scam. I just wanted to make a copy and send it to you but I cannot find an email address to do this. *original title - Why is it so damn hard to report a

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4013405

Scammers may also use other ways to reach you, such as email or chat. These email or chat messages may resemble phishing emails; however, instead of pointing to phishing sites designed to steal credentials, the links lead to tech support scam websites.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_other-protect_scanning...

Some of the emails were advertisements for Russian and Asian, etc. dating websites plus many many other typical SPAM type emails that were apparently spammed by yahoo because I did not spam the emails. There must be about 100 emails automatically going to spam each day. ... It's a common scam that you could have ended with the Task Manager. Now ...

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook_com/forum/all/microsoft-account-team-scam...

This is a scam. Please report this email, the more users will report, the sooner it will be blocked for every Hotmail user. I understand that this is frustrating to receive lots of spam and unwanted emails. It is even more frustrating to receive scams, spoofing and phishing emails. Scammers nowadays are using multiple methods to intimidate users.