Don't Fall For This Netflix Email Scam Targeting Millions Worldwide

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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 letter looks a valid email from the streaming company and convinces customers to update their information including personal and credit card information.

The email alerted the users that their account had been suspended and linked to a phishing website. The bogus emails tell recipients their Netflix billing information needs to be updated and then takes them to a fake Netflix site.

Individualized emails bearing the subject line "Your suspension notification" have been sent out to users telling them that their account is about to be canceled and asking them for their credit or debit card details.

If you click that link, you're taken to what appears to be the Netflix login page, but it has a different URL.




Once the customer clicks the link, the next page that opens has the backdrop of The Crown, a popular Netflix series. No Netflix executives exist with that name, according to Mashable.

An email scam detected last Friday has targeted some 110 million Netflix Inc. The cyber-security firm notes that scammers can design the fake email and bogus websites in a way that it is nearly impossible to identify.

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.

This isn't the first time Netflix users have been targeted in email scams.

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