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Netflix Email Scams Keep Coming

Netflix Email Scams Keep Coming
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By    |   Tuesday, 07 November 2017 11:11 AM

Thousands of Netflix subscribers were targeted by a scam in which cleverly constructed fake emails informed customers that their accounts were about to be cancelled and requested that they update their information to avoid further suspension.

A link contained within the email then directed subscribers to a fake but convincingly designed Netflix page where they were required to enter their log-in information as well as credit card number, resulting in stolen personal and credit card information, Deadline reported.

Web security company MailGuard detected the scam and reported on it, explaining that scammers were conning customers by generating personalized messages containing specific recipient data via a template system.

Once the customer has logged their personal information into the fake website, a reassuring 'reactivation' screen pops up.

This isn’t the first time Netflix subscribers have been targeted by such a scam.

Fortune magazine reported a similar fake email was sent out earlier this year to customers, informing them that their billing information was out of date, directing them to update their information by clicking on a link.

A Netflix spokesperson said, per Fortune, that the company took security of its members’ accounts seriously.

“Netflix employs numerous proactive measures to detect fraudulent activity to keep the Netflix service and our members’ accounts secure,” the spokesperson said.

“Unfortunately, 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.”

MailGuard noted that nine out of 10 cyber-attacks are delivered via email and advised internet users to hover their mouse over links within emails to check the domain they’re pointing to.

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Thousands of Netflix subscribers were targeted by a scam in which cleverly constructed fake emails informed customers that their accounts were about to be cancelled and requested that they update their information to avoid further suspension.
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