Netflix Users Received Scam Email Asking For Credit Card Info

Netflix Users Received Scam Email Asking For Credit Card Info

The nearly 110 million Netflix subscribers around the world may need to pay a little more attention than usual to their emails over the next few days.

Clicking on any of the links will redirect you to a fake site where your details will be stolen by scammers.

They then ask the user to submit their personal details along with credit or debit card details.

IF YOU receive an email urging you to update the billing information on your Netflix account, ignore it.

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As usual, always be sure to double check any emails purporting to be from a company that you have a relationship with, especially if it's asking you to click on a link within the message. Those with accounts were directed to update their billing information.

This is not the first time (and certainly not the last time), when Netflix users were targeted with an email scam.

With almost all modern day scams being delivered via email, Mr Marshall said filters for your inbox and a layered security system are vital to ensure you don't fall victim. According to a report from Deadline, scammers are firing off emails with the subject line "Your suspension notification" to masses of people.

The email circulating looks like it's from Netflix, but it's not.

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The fake website includes Netflix's logo and its popular shows like The Crown and House of Cards to make it trustworthy. Therefore, the customer should check emails carefully to separate the real one from the fake ones.

Netflix has said it "will never ask for payment information to be sent to us over email".

Netflix also released a statement Monday saying it takes "the security of our members' accounts seriously and Netflix employs numerous proactive measures to detect fraudulent activity to keep the Netflix service and our members' accounts secure". It could target any of Netflix's approximately 100 million users.

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