Microsoft forms: Fixing the "This form may not be safe" warning
24 October 2022 | Tech notes
TLDR: Using certain words such as "login" on your form will get it automatically flagged as suspicious. If you have problems, remove any words or field names that could be misinterpreted. It's likely that other terms like "password" will also create problems.
I needed to setup a simple event registration form, and Microsoft Forms started plastering terrible "this form may not be safe" warnings all over it, thereby scaring off anyone that actually wanted to use it. The problem was that I had used the word "login" in the form description, which was enough to trip the automated review mechanism and flag it as potential abuse.
What I had actually written was "...the organisers will send you login details for the Zoom meeting in due course."
Deleting that single word removed the warning notice after a few seconds.
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