"Your Account Has Been Hacked Call Now" Phishing Scam
The "Your Account Has Been Hacked Call Now" email message below, which claims unusual activities have been detected on the recipients' Hotmail accounts, is a fake. The fake email message was NOT sent by Microsoft, but 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 "Your Account Has Been Hacked Call Now" 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: 184.108.40.206 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.
Check the comment section below for additional information, share what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. And, to quickly find answers to your questions, use our search
Click here help maintain Online Threat Alerts (OTA).
Note: Some of the information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.
Comments, Questions, Answers, or Reviews
To protect your privacy, please do not post or remove sensitive information in or from your comments, questions, or reviews.
Show More Comments (0)
Write Your Comment, Question, Answer, or Review
NB: We will use your IP address to display your approximate location to other users.
Recommendations / Ads