Netflix member? Don't get caught out by the latest email scam

Allan Goodman
November 8, 2017

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.

Netflix advises users to be aware of phishing attempts on its website, saying hackers "may create fake websites that look like Netflix, or send emails that imitate us and ask you for personal information".

The new email scam is created to gather personal information of users by convincing them to update their personal information to avoid suspension.

Netflix told ABC News they are aware of the ongoing scam.

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.

Clicking on the link takes you to a page featuring a background from popular Netflix show The Crown, where users are asked to login using their details.

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The company made a statement that it takes subscribers' accounts seriously, and it will continue to take measures to recognize fraudulent activity to keep all accounts safe. Netflix users should be extra cautious while reading and responding to any emails as they could be risking their sensitive information.

Netflix subscribers, beware of a fake email that's going around.

The company advises customers to delete any email that looks suspicious.

So if you receive an email like this, DO NOT CLICK the link without making sure it's bona fide.

According to Deadline, more than 100 million subscribers have been targeted by the scam thus far; there's no word as to how those emails were obtained.

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