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Is "External Withdrawal PwP / Microsoft*M - Privacycom" fraud?

Written by Jemina Owen-Jones

February 18th, 2024

About "External Withdrawal PwP / Microsoft*M - Privacycom"

Microsoft is a multinational technology company that has been in business since 1975. It provides a wide range of retail products, including software, hardware, and online services. Microsoft is best known for its operating systems such as Windows, as well as productivity software like Microsoft Office. The company also offers cloud services, gaming consoles, and various other consumer electronics products.
  • External Withdrawal PwP: Indicates that this transaction is an external withdrawal made through a certain platform or service.
  • Microsoft*M: Refers to the merchant name or identifier involved in the transaction, which in this case is Microsoft.
  • Privacycom: Represents the payment method or provider used for the transaction, specifically Privacy.com.
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    Verify With Receipt

    The best way to tell if this charge is fraudulent is to find the receipt. You may have an electronic copy of the receipt, which you can finding by searching in your email accounts for Microsoft.
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