Thursday 30 June 2016

Beware of legit-looking Netflix phishing scam aiming to steal password and credit card details

Published 03/03/2016 | 15:29

Netflix has been targeted by phishing scams
Netflix has been targeted by phishing scams

A new phishing scam aiming to gain access to customers' Netflix account and steal credit card details is landing in subscribers' inboxes.

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It's just one of a variety of similar scams purporting to be from the streaming site in recent months.

While most people are accustomed to recognising emails claiming to be from their bank, any website or company can be targetted.

When the emails appear to be official, like the most recent one pictured here, such companies will never request personal information via email.

The email, from 'Netflix <noreply@netl.com>' says that the customer must update their payment method.

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"We were unable to bill your membership for the current mοnth. To ensure that the service will not be interrupted, please update your payment methοd," it reads.

"To update your payment methοd, click: Sign In to NetfΙix then you will be prompted to update your payment methοd."

Netflix provides comprehensive information on how to avoid phishing scams on their website.

In a statement Netflix says, "Phishing scams are, unfortunately, very common and often exploit well known brands.

"Internet users should always be cautious when they receive an email. More Netflix guidance for security is here: www.netflix.com/security"

You can also forward the suspect email to phishing@netflix.com.

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