Ask Leo! #750 – Dealing with Fake “Ask Leo”

I'm both annoyed and a little bit flattered. More important, though, is that you not be fooled. There are lessons to learn, things to watch for.

It's usually kids asking about what their parents can see, but honestly, it's an important reminder for us all.

Outlook.com customer service is not an oxymoron any more. Then again, it's still not what many people want, either. Remember, it's free and you get what you pay for.

I hope you're having a great day...

From Denver,

Leo

Dealing with Fake "Ask Leo"

A friend of mine recently forwarded me an email he received that looked like it had come from me.

Except, of course, it hadn't. It was a complete forgery, and not a very good one at that.

I am both slightly honored that I'm worth forging, and quite annoyed that someone actually did.

We'll look at the message and all the clues it contains that make it a fairly obvious fake, and then generalize those clues to help you separate spam from legitimate email.

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Can Everything I Do Online Be Monitored at My Router?

A few days ago around the dinner table, my family was talking about how police can monitor everything you do on the web and track you. Because he is registered as the owner of the router, my father says that he can view everything I do as it passes through the router. Is this true? And if so, how can I bypass this?

Yes, it's true.

But before you focus on it too much, there are two things to keep in mind:

  • First, it's not really easy for the average consumer.
  • Second, there are easier alternatives to monitoring than your router.

Let me explain what I mean and what you can do to protect yourself — if, indeed, you can protect yourself at all.

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How Do I Contact Outlook.com Customer Service?

I get this question a lot.

And the answer keeps changing.

Things are getting better, but it still feels like we're dealing with variations on the theme of “You don't.”

Of late, however, there's a little hope.

Continue Reading: How Do I Contact Outlook.com Customer Service?
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