I did get an email within 48 hrs congratulating me (see email below). When I clicked on the link in the separate email, I was brought to reset my password. I used the two-step verification (thinking it would protect me more...) and when I went through the steps, it said it would be 30 days before I could access my account.
Today is the 32nd day so not sure what else to do!!!!
We have confirmed that you are the owner of ADDRESS. An additional email with a link to reset your password has been sent to this email address.
Thank you for your patience while we verified the information you submitted. Microsoft takes the security and privacy of our customers very seriously, and we are committed to protecting your personal information.
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