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I'm presented with many banner ads while logged into my Hotmail account... I probably click on less than one in a thousand.

One exception was an offer to take a "kissing quiz" ... the link to took me to a page of offers... I checked "no" on all the offers, but after I clicking on the submit button, the page reappeared with the message:

Please select "yes" to at least one offer to continue. No purchase is required.

So as I selected different offers, they turned out to be pages for more offers, and each attempt to close a page just caused other pages to open up. This is what's known as a "mousetrap".

The FTC has charged mousetrappers (see for details). By accepting this advertising on its website, Microsoft is acting as an accessory in this crime.

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