EverydayElectronics wants to warn our readers of a recent Netflix phishing scam that’s been making rounds. For the second time this year, a scam targeting Netflix subscribers for confidential information has been going around.
The email states that your Netflix subscription has been cancelled and advises you to click a link to restart your service. Upon clicking the disguised link you will be directed to a phishing website, where you’re asked to fill in your personal details, including your credit card number.
Back in April, a separate Netflix scam was hitting subscribers. In that case, Irish Netflix users were emailed asking users to “update their payment method” by logging into their Netflix account.
It’s important to watch out for these scams and note that Netflix would never email you out of the blue for Credit Card information, or to ‘restart your membership’. The only time they email subscribers for payment information is on a passed due Netflix account, which you can verify is true by logging into Netflix.com and going to account settings, then payment method.
Phishing scams like these have been greatly on the rise lately and this case shows just how far thieves are willing to go to get your information. Phishing is a form of online identity theft where scammers trick internet users into submitting personal information to illegitimate web sites.
EverydayElectronics recommends taking extra precautions when opening emails asking you to submit personal information. In our opinion, you should never email personal or financial information, even if you are close with whoever is receiving it.
Looking for additional information? Find out more on phishing scams aswell as how to protect yourself here. If you have any questions you can contact Netflix by visiting their website or calling 1-888-811-9842.