EverydayElectronics wants to let our user’s know of another Netflix phishing scam that’s currently going around.
All Netflix subscribers need to be on the lookout for a phishing scam that’s currently targeting your personal information, including credit card data.
Many have reported the scam starts with receiving an email that appears to be from Netflix, that requests them to update their membership information. Upon clicking the link provided in the email, they were taken to a page that requested they provide login information.
After doing so the user’s were directed to a second screen which asked them to validate their payment information, to complete the process. After the Netflix customers provided crititcal information such as their
- Credit Card
- Card Number
- Card Expiration Date
- Card Security Code
- & Social Security Number
They were re-directed to the actual Netflix homepage, so it made it difficult to tell they had just been scammed.
It’s important to watch out for these scams and note that Netflix will NEVER email you for your SIN number, credit card information, or to ‘update your membership’.
Phishing scams like these have been greatly increasing lately and this case shows just how far thieves are willing to go to get your information.
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.
*EverydayElectronics highly recommends using the premium VPN service ExpressVPN, to ensure all of your personal information is protected by military-grade security.
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