Staying safe from email & chat scams

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Staying safe from email & chat scams

Staying safe from email & chat scams

Spam might not be the worst thing to hit your inbox – scammers often use email and online chats to try and get to your computer files, install ransomware, and make you visit unsafe websites. 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 (subtitles available in 38 languages).

Microsoft technical support does not send unsolicited emails. If you receive a an unsolicited email from Microsoft “technical support”, it’s a scam. Do not open the email and delete it from your Inbox and Trash folders. 

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