Can MICROSOFT’s Outlook/Hotmail Be Considered An Internet Scam-Artist ENABLER?

Op-Ed by Catherine J. Frompovich

Please consider this a public service announcement, which Internet email providers will not inform you about because, in my opinion, what goes on, on their platforms enhances their bottom lines for Internet traffic and for which they invariably receive monetary rewards.

Daily, I receive over a hundred email spams, scams and downright fraudulent solicitations, which I NEVER click on, but do investigate to see where or how they originate and, for many, they come from Microsoft’s Non-reply Account, which should be illegal, and which Internet email providers must do something to correct and stop enabling scam artists to ply their ‘trade’, in my opinion.

Here are a few examples.

Viva Loan – Loan Department [email protected] / [email protected]

CHRISTMAS Cash – $15,000 Deposited in Your Account Next Day. See Details.

This message was identified as SPAM.

BORROW FROM A TRUSTED RESOURCE  was the link at the top provided to ‘catch’ me.

Many such emails, as the one above, arrive in my inbox with a high importance icon [i]

Another spam (scam?) email from

Cannabis Oil [email protected] However, when I block such accounts, they are not blocked!  Why?

Yet, another example from

Amazon Final Notice <[email protected]ru, which always comes in the regular ‘not censored’ email box!

How many times must I receive a FINAL notice from Amazon, which probably originates in Russia, hoping I will click on their malicious malware link, regardless of the almost fifty times I’ve “blocked” it?!

It seems blocking invariably doesn’t work!

Readers, be aware!  Be forewarned, as you may get caught up in Internet scams and identity theft memes and attempts, which Internet email providers ‘probably are unconsciously enabling’?.

Numerous junk box emails come from the Microsoft Non-reply account, which indicates an apparent ‘fraud perpetration’ was generated by my very own email addresshow cleverly fraudulent on the part of both the sender and which MICROSOFT Outlook/Hotmail may or may not check out or censor!

Here’s just one such Microsoft Non-reply account example:

From: offer <[email protected]> on behalf of Chuck Gains <[email protected]>

Are such senders hoping I automatically will “block” it and consequently block my own email address, thereby blocking emails from coming into my email account?

What an apparent scam and something Microsoft and other Internet email providers should be on the lookout for and self-police, or otherwise be held accountable for, in my opinion, as someone who purchased the Microsoft operating system.

Here’s another example of what I’d say is Internet censorship going on and is not indicative of proper scam artist interventions.

Back on August 23, 2017, the search engine BING (Microsoft-owned) listed Frompovich Activist Post Archives at 26 million 600 thousand results!  The last time I checked Bing for my archive stats, Bing now comes up with only 5 million 920 thousand!  What does that tell you?  Bing/Microsoft can ‘sanitize’ my work on the Internet but not scam artists?  That really doesn’t make sense, but it probably makes good business sense for Internet traffic stats.

I think readers ought to know I receive close to, or over, and between 100 and 200 scam and junk-box emails EVERY day, and MICROSOFT does nothing to police the malicious stuff, but ought to, and be held responsible—plus accountable—for enabling Internet scammers, in my opinion.

How many readers have experienced similar Internet security challenges and/or scams to your emails?

What do you think should be done about “how to create no reply addresses in office 365,” which apparently, and inadvertently, enables fraudulent Internet activity?

Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

Catherine’s NEW book: Eat To Beat Disease, Foods Medicinal Qualities ©2016 Catherine J Frompovich is now available

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6 Comments on "Can MICROSOFT’s Outlook/Hotmail Be Considered An Internet Scam-Artist ENABLER?"

  1. Good article Catherine. I used to have a hotmail account but delete it because they began to become invasive with my privacy. Hotmail began to ask me for my phone number and/or other information I was not willing to give. Until recently , I also had a yahoo free email account which I deleted for the same reason. If your readers share the same thoughts and feelings we should encourage them to find alternative free email accounts and browsers.

  2. Protonmail is a good service, and unlike what Pyra experienced, I have never had a spam email or promo tab appear anywhere. Based out of Switzerland, you can create an account without any identifying information.

  3. For a small annual fee I use StartMail for email privacy, encrypted email made easy. Secure email service protected by Dutch privacy laws to keep your data safe.

  4. Microsoft is another eye spy and most certainly sends all data via the intel back door to the NSA.
    They need to cease and desist.
    I recommend knoppix.

  5. Hmmm, strange. I have a hotmail account, have had it for years and rarely get spam and I have no memory of blocking emails that got through in spite of blocking them… I also have a gmail account and my experience with that is similar. For free services, I actually think they’re OK….

    Providing your phone number is part of the process to unlock your account in case something does go wrong or to proof your identify if/when required to do so.

    I never get spam on my phone either. I’m a seasoned user, it’s not like I never sent/receive emails or access the Internet, so it’s not due to a lack of exposure. I can’t think of a single thing that I could suggest that may be the reason why my experience is different from others or I would happily share.

    I use Thunderbird as an email client and I don’t even use the built-in spam checker, I rely exclusively on the spam and virus gateways in use at Microsoft and Google and it works just fine.

    Just for the record, there is no doubt that these companies manipulate their search data etc. In fact, you pay them extra to make sure your details come out on top in search results!

    cheers

  6. Catherine, I’ve been reading many of your op-eds (opinion editorials) on several sites like VT, etc. In my book, you’re “TOPs”. Keep up the good work.

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