Netflix Users Received Scam Email Asking For Credit Card Info

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The email "looks quite convincing" and is "relatively well-designed", MailGuard says. The victim is then taken to a fake Netflix landing page (that includes images of shows like The Crown and House of Cards), and is asked to logged in with their personal information, including their credit card and bank account numbers. The official-looking email warns users that their account is about to be canceled unless they update their account information.

An email scam detected last Friday has targeted some 110 million Netflix Inc.

As a result, the greeting on the email reads "Hi, #name#", a dead giveaway that the email didn't come straight from Netflix. This form is fake and will be used to steal your information. Spread the word and make sure you and your friends and family are not duped by this scam.


If you're one of the Netflix users who have been targeted by the scam, it goes without saying that you should ignore it. The well-designed, individualized fake email convinces customers to update their account information to avoid suspension. 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.

If you receive an email from Netflix today, 'Chill, ' but don't click without thinking first. For more tips on how to do this, Mailguard is full of ideas - and for starters, as they suggest, "Always hover your mouse over links within emails and check the domain they're pointing to".

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