Microsoft Rewards might ban you if you get points this way

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If you’re using Microsoft Rewards to earn points to spend, then we have some news for you. It seems you might get banned by Microsoft if you’re doing this method of searching.

Some users have been searching on Bing, just by tapping on a picture or a photo, and apparently, Microsoft Rewards would take it into consideration.

However, here’s the catch. Microsoft Rewards wants you to manually search, not just tap on a photo.

And some users reported that this will actually get you banned in due time if you continue doing it.

For example, a user wanted to accomplish their daily searching tasks by looking for something related to the hit TV show, Game of Thrones. After they searched for it, the list of the actors appeared and they would just click the photos and get the Rewards points for the searching tasks.

But some other users say they tried doing it and it worked, but it ultimately got their account banned.

A few user reports claim yes they’ve been banned for it. How true that is, and how wide the bans are for this? We don’t know yet. Microsoft’s new more aggressive flagging system was only implemented recently so the data we have as users are still developing based on others recent posts. (Reddit user)

On the same Reddit thread, dozens of users said they had no problem with this method, and Microsoft doesn’t really care if you’re manually searching or just simplifying your way through. However, it’s good to know.

Do you use Microsoft Rewards? And this method of searching on Bing? Let us know in the comments section below.

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