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Netflix Email Scam Targets Millions Of Users

Roxanne Powell | PopWrapped Author

Roxanne Powell

11/11/2017 10:05 am
PopWrapped | Technology
Netflix Email Scam Targets Millions Of Users | netflix
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Netflix users around the globe may be receiving emails telling them that their accounts are about to be cancelled. But these emails are just part of a scam, so don't click any of those links!

Seriously, don't click them.

According to Deadline, "The well-designed, individualized fake email convinces customers to update their account information to avoid suspension. This results in stolen personal and credit card information."

After users click through the link in the email, conveniently labeled "restart your membership," they are taken to a fake Netflix page where they can enter their login information and credit card number.

The scam, detected on November 5, has "targeted nearly 110 million Netflix subscribers." 

Users who create accounts with the fake site will be easily fooled with copied logos and episodes of The Crown and House of Cards

Other users who have been alerted to the scam have commented on how legitimate the email looks. One user said they received a notice with "similar wording" to the fake email, but it was legitimate. Another user suggested that subscribers go to their accounts through their Netflix bookmark or by typing in the legitimate URL in their browser.

Still another user cautioned clicking the provided link, saying it is better to go to the account page personally and update your information manually. 

One thing to remember is that while these emails may look legitimate, the addresses that they are being sent from often do not match with the services they claim to be representing. 

It's also a big tip-off when the "official notice" has typos.


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