WARNING: Watch out for this FAKE Netflix email scam doing the rounds

7th Nov 17 | News

Millions of users have been targeted by the latest scam!

Netflix users are being urged to watch out for a new phishing email scam doing the rounds.

Titled - “Your suspension notification” the well designed email, which looks similar in design and format to legitinate Netflix emails, aims to steal your card details by trying to trick users of the streaming service into thinking that accounts are in danger of being suspended unless their payment information is updated within 48 hours.

The email reads:

“We were unable to validate your billing information for the next billing cycle of your subscription therefore we’ll suspend your membership if we do not receive a response from you within 48 hours.

Obviously we’d love to have you back, simply click restart your membership to update your details and continue to enjoy all the best TV shows and movies without interruption.”

If you were to click the link at the bottom of the email, it takes you to a very convincing imitation of a Netflix login page where you’re asked to enter information such as your full name, date of birth, address, and payment details.

Mailguard’s Emmanuel Marshall said:

“This website is completely bogus and is just a mechanism for the scammers to steal the victim’s identity and credit card information.

With the detailed data the fake website form asks for: address, credit card details, driver’s license, mother’s maiden name, etc., the scammers could potentially execute an identity theft and gain access to the victim’s bank accounts, as well as their credit cards.”

110 million email accounts have reportedly been hit by the scam so far - be very careful!