I was looking at a slideshow on MSN regarding the world’s best special forces when the screen suddenly changed to a scam which claimed that I was selected as 1 of 100 iiNet customers to win and I could select a Samsung Galaxt 9+, an iPhone XS or an iPad Pro.
Very surprising as I do not have an iiNet account but perhaps Internode, a wholly owned subsidiary, displays as iiNet.
It might be worth disabiling notifications in MS Explorer/Edge…This is how to do it…
Notifications can be distracting, but Windows 10 has a one-click switch that disables all of them. You can also disable notifications for individual apps, or hide the many other notifications that appear throughout Windows.
Or if you want to retain notifications for other websites, one can also turn off notifications for a particular website such as MSM, see.
or for MS internet explorer 11, turn off popups…
Scanner often use such popups/notifications as they often look authentic and convincing.
I never allow website notifications when asked…which often occurs when first going to a new website where notifications/popups are used and requires permissions for their use.
The appearance of the scams do not bother me.
I just use the opportunity to warn others of new scams as they emerge.
The only thing I use Edge for is to look at the MSN website.