Beware! There is an ongoing Netflix email scam
Various email or phishing scams are somewhat crude and easy to recognize. But by the times, these scams are getting more and more sophisticated. You might have confidence in your intelligence; thinking that such tricks can never fool you. But, let me tell you; that a fleeting instance of distraction or break in connection can potentially lead you to fall for a scam; by clicking a link that you shouldn’t. And no one knows where you may end up after that one wrong click.
The latest similar scam to draw our attention is targeting Netflix members this time — all 109 million of them — and you won’t believe; how much genuine this Netflix email scam looks at first glance.
Spotted by the Australian web and email security company MailGuard; the subject of the email reads as; “Your suspension notification.”
If this Netflix email scam makes it way through your filters; lands into your inbox and you choose to have a look at it; you will discern that scammers have tried their best to convince you that your the company may suspend your Netflix account; because of some issues in the validation of your billing information.
A note stating that your Netflix account will be interrupted if you don’t answer within 48 hours intends to convince you to click on the “restart membership” button at the end of the message.
It’s all baloney.
Once you believe on this Netflix email scam and click on the link; you will get to see so many “not so good” surprises. Clicking on the link will redirect you to a fake Netflix site; that will ask you to enter your credentials along with other important and private details that include your credit card information.
And once the cybercrooks get to have all your data; they will trick you with a fake message reads as; “Your membership has been reactivated.”
In a note issued on this Monday; Netflix asserted to take its member’s online security seriously and it says; “employs numerous proactive measures to detect fraudulent activity to keep the Netflix service and our members’ accounts secure.”
The video-streaming giant added: “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.”
Netflix sends out Netflix email scam warning emails to its subscribers from time to time. Just be sure it’s the real deal. The company also gives some useful advice on how to keep your account secure.