Netflix Email Scam Targets Millions Of Subscribers

Robyn Ryan
November 7, 2017

"Unfortunately, these scams are common on the internet and target popular brands such as Netflix and other companies with large customer bases to lure users into giving out personal information".

Experts are advising Netflix users who are unsure about their account status to head to Netflix's website, log in and securely check your information there.

"Of course, this website is completely bogus and is just a mechanism for the scammers to steal the victim's identity and credit card information", the site wrote.

In screenshots obtained by the company, the emails tell subscribers that they were unable to validate their billing information for the next cycle of their subscription and that their membership will be suspended if they don't take action within 48 hours.

The scam is pretty sophisticated, with the Netflix logo emblazoned across the top of the email.

If you got an email to fix your billing information on Netflix recently, don't take the bait. "We'll try again, but in the meantime you may want to update your payment details".

According to a blog post from the security company MailGuard, scammers are sending out scarily convincing emails that appear to be from Netflix.

"In this case the scammer's system has not worked as well as they hoped... you can see the "recipient" field... instead of the victim's name, it shows the placeholder".

Always hover your mouse over links within emails and check the domain they're pointing to. Spread the word and make sure you and your friends and family are not duped by this scam. If they look suspicious or unfamiliar don't open them.

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