How can I ensure my Microsoft account won’t ever be charged in Azure?

DylanFernandez-7873 20 Reputation points

How can I be sure that it’s not possible to get a charge on my Azure account? I deleted my subscription and removed my payment method, but is there theoretically a way that if my account was compromised, someone could start a new subscription that generates an invoice that I would be responsible for?

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  1. SadiqhAhmed-MSFT 41,061 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello @DylanFernandez-7873 Thank you for contacting us through Microsoft Q&A platform. Happy to answer any questions you may have!

    If you have deleted your Azure subscription and removed your payment method, it is highly unlikely that you will be charged for any Azure services. However, it is theoretically possible that someone could gain access to your Azure account and start a new subscription that generates an invoice that you would be responsible for.

    To minimize the risk of this happening, you can take the following steps:

    1. Enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) on your Azure account. This will require anyone who tries to access your account to provide a second form of authentication, such as a code sent to your phone or email.
    2. Use a strong, unique password for your Azure account. This will make it more difficult for someone to guess or brute-force your password.
    3. Monitor your Azure account for any unusual activity, such as new subscriptions or unexpected charges. You can do this by regularly reviewing your Azure billing statements and setting up alerts for unusual activity.
    4. Contact Azure support immediately if you suspect that your account has been compromised. They can help you investigate the issue and take steps to secure your account.

    By taking these steps, you can help ensure that your Azure account remains secure and that you are not charged for any unauthorized services.

    Hope this helps! Let us know if you have any other questions or if there is anything else I can assist you with.

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