Millions of Netflix subscribers have been targeted by a new scam
07 November, 2017, 01:11 | Author: Melinda Barton
The subscribers are told their billing information can not be validated and face membership suspension if a response isn't received within 48 hours. If you receive an email from Netflix asking for your credit card information, do not click on the link or enter your credit card number anywhere other than in your Netflix account on the streaming service.
Netflix subscribers have been hit by an updated version of the scam that has been doing the rounds since past year.
Already 110 million Netflix subscribers have been targeted, Deadline reports. Just last month, a similar phishing email scam targeted the business and corporate email accounts by sending an email that seemed to arrive from Netflix.
"This works like a mail-merge; the body of the email is generic, but the sender field is created to show the name of the intended victim, which personalises the scam making it more convincing", MailGuard said.
The email claims the user's account is on the verge of being suspended unless they enter the credit card information immediately.
Netflix said in a statement Monday it takes "the security of our members' accounts seriously and Netflix employs numerous proactive measures to detect fraudulent activity to keep the Netflix service and our members' accounts secure".
A new scam targeting Netflix customers is sweeping the world. 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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