Hotmail Unusual Sign-in Activity Fake Email and Phishing Scam

Hotmail Unusual Sign-in Activity Fake Email and Phishing Scam

The email message below: "Unusual sign-in activity," is a fake. This email message was NOT sent by Microsoft, and is a phishing scam designed to steal your Microsoft, MSN, Hotmail, Live or Outlook user name and password. So, do not click on the links or follow the instructions in the email message.

Hotmail Phishing Scam: Unusual sign-in activity

From: Microsoft Account Security <data.updateservice.team000>
Date: 6 May 2014 1:59:00 PM AEST
Subject: Unusual sign-in activity

Hotmail Mail
Important Account Information

Someone is trying to lo-gin into your email account with a wrong password from the location below:

Country: Nigeria(NIG)
City: Lagos

If this is not you, kindly help us verify your account for safety, if not verified within 48 hours, we will suspend your email account.

CLICK HERE to verify your email account now!

Thank you for helping us
The Microsoft account team
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  • April 1, 2016 at 9:34 AM by an anonymous user from: Mexico City, Mexico

    Is there any way to stop the unusal activity that Microsoft seems to think I need...which I dont!

  • December 8, 2015 at 9:40 PM by an anonymous user from: Newark, New Jersey, United States

    Below is an email received by me. Please confirm whether this a true message.

    "Dear customer,

    We are having a system Re-updating of all Mail Account due to some technical issues on our system.

    Please follow the link below to Re-activate your account to avoid suspension:

    Re-activate your account

    We are committed to protect your identity.

    Thank You,

    Microsoft Account Team."

    • December 9, 2015 at 4:26 AM by info

      The email message is a phishing scam. The fake email message was sent by scammers to steal the recipients' email account usernames and passwords, which they(scammers) will use to hijack the same email accounts. Please <a href="/article/2015/12/9/microsoft-important-notification-a-phishing-email-message-scam/">click here</a> for more information.

  • April 14, 2015 at 11:18 AM by an anonymous user from: New York, United States

    I'm getting this email on an average of 3 times a week. How can it be stopped.

    • April 14, 2015 at 11:29 AM by info

      Filter the email as spam or junk.

  • June 16, 2014 at 12:00 AM by an anonymous user from: Dallas, Texas, United States

    The key here is this.


    There is no reason to sign in again.

    This is the clue to the scam. This is the clue to the fake tale of something peculiar.

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