Netflix Email Scam Targets Millions Of Subscribers

Chelsea West
November 7, 2017

Users are encouraged to give their log-in details and their credit card info in order to prevent their account from being suspended.

The subscribers are told their billing information can not be validated and face membership suspension if a response isn't received within 48 hours.

The gist of the scam: The email informs the subscriber their account has been suspended because there's been trouble with the billing on their account.

Deadline reports 110 million Netflix users have been targeted by the phishing emails that prompt them to update account information.

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If you got an email to fix your billing information on Netflix recently, don't take the bait.

While this is a great way to protect yourself from this specific credit card fraud attempt, you should always make sure to double check that any email you receive that asks for sensitive personal information is what it claims to be.

The email "looks quite convincing" and is "relatively well-designed", MailGuard says.

"Netflix employs numerous proactive measures to detect fraudulent activity to keep the Netflix service and our members' accounts secure", the company's statement said. "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". Scammers can break into Wordpress sites by making use of vulnerabilities in blog plugins and once in, they can make the website look enough like a real Netflix login page to trick their victims - as shown in the screenshot above.

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