I have just been caught out with this so please heed this warning. I am not sending any emails out from my account and won't be until after the weekend. If you receive an email from me in this time please delete it immediately.
The emails are along the lines of "I'm bored so I thought I would catch up with you and cheer you up."
It gives you a link to a supposedly secure website as part of MSN and asks for you to sign in again.
Do not sign in totally ignore this link.
If you have already been caught. Change your hotmail password immediately and run a virus scan.
Best of luck
Hope this is not too late for any of you.
I am embarrassed but I hadn't had contact from one of my friends for so long I thought it was genuine.