Police are warning Netflix customers of a new scam that was designed to steal your personal information.
Several Netflix customers have reported receiving a suspicious email that claims their account will be deactivated. They are then prompted to enter their billing information.
From there the customers are prompted to click a link where they then enter their personal information, including a credit card number. After doing this, the user is never brought back to the Netflix official website, which is a massive red flag.
It has been confirmed by authorities that this is not a legit alert from Netflix. It is a phishing scam that is used for identity theft if the information is put in as suggested.
Per Fox 5 Vegas:
“If you encounter this email, or any email you believe to be fraudulent, close it out without opening the links,” the department wrote. “If you would like to check the status of any account that you have online, we recommend you go directly to the website and log in as you normally would. “
Netflix said on its website that it will never ask for any personal information over email.
The company also provided the following tips to help customers avoid phishing scams:
- Never enter your login or financial details after following a link in an email or text message. If you’re unsure if you’re visiting our legitimate Netflix website, type www.netflix.com directly into your web browser.
- Never click on any links or open any attachments in an email or text message you received unexpectedly, regardless of the source.
- If you suspect an email or text message is not from Netflix, do not reply to it. Follow the steps below to forward it to us.
It seems everyone out there is looking to scam someone. Can’t we just enjoy Netflix and leave it at that? Apparently not. Please share to help people from being scammed as this looks very believable.