When you get hacked; OH NO! WHAT TO DO? Links to helpful info from Microsoft about getting hacked or scammed.

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Hoaxes and scams

Hoaxes and scams

Scams that use Microsoft’s name or product names
Phishing scams often include the names of well-known companies to convince you to visit spoofed Web sites or click on dangerous links. Microsoft does not send unsolicited e-mail requesting personal or financial information.
How to handle suspicious e-mail
Follow these guidelines to help protect yourself when suspicious mail shows up in your Inbox.
Scams that promise money, gifts, or prizes
Several types of phishing scams promise fantastic financial or other rewards in exchange for just a few small things you have to do…which include turning over your personal information to an identity thief.
How to recognize phishing e-mails or links
A few clues can help you spot fraudulent e-mail messages or links within them.
Frequently Asked Questions about Phishing
Find answers to the most popular questions about phishing.
How to Report Phishing
The Anti-Phishing Working Group is a volunteer organization that maintains a repository of phishing scam e-mails and websites. Report suspected phishing here.
Protect yourself from phishing scams and identity theft
Follow the steps on this page to protect your personal data such as credit card numbers, Windows Live IDs and passwords



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