The "We Have Detected Unusual Activity With Your Hotmail Account" email message below, which claims unusual activities have been detected on the recipients' Hotmail accounts, is a fake. The email message was NOT sent by Microsoft, it is a phishing scam created by cybercriminals to steal Microsoft, MSN, Hotmail, Live or Outlook usernames, and passwords. Therefore, recipients of the fake email message are asked not click on the links or follow the instructions in it. Microsoft email users who have received similar emails and who want to know if there is something actually wrong with their accounts should go directly to www.outlook.com or hotmail.com and sign into their accounts. If there is something wrong, or if there is something that needs to be done on their accounts, they will be notified after signing in.
It is recommended that Microsoft Hotmail, Live or Outlook users never click on a link to sign into their accounts. They should go directly to www.outlook.com, www.hotmail.com or www.live.com sign-in from there instead.
The "We Have Detected Unusual Activity With Your Hotmail Account" Phishing Scam
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Sent: February 28, 2018 4:54 AM
Subject: Your Account Has Been Hacked Call Now
You need to call now 1 855-291-6640
We Have Detected Unusual Activity With Your Hotmail Account and suspicious activity on your computer
Login Has Occurred on 2/27/2018 @ 12:51 PM EST
From IP: 126.96.36.199 Geo Location Found: Eastern Russia
If This Was Not You Please Call Hotmail Support Team
Microsoft users who have already been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to change their passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently.