NETFLIX Email Scam Threatens Customer's Bank Information
Are you a NETFLIX customer? If so you should avoid opening any emails from NETFLIX unless you can confirm they have been sent by the streaming provider.
Scammers, are now trying to convince you to enter your credit card details with emails that look like this:
“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,” the email reads.
“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 click the link at the bottom of the email, it takes you to a convincing imitation of a Netflix login page. Complete that step, and you’re asked to enter information such as your full name, date of birth, address, and payment details.
“This website is completely bogus and is just a mechanism for the scammers to steal the victim’s identity and credit card information,” said Mailguard’s Emmanuel Marshall.
“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.”
If you follow through and enter your details, you are shown a page saying “your membership has been reactivated,” with a big green tick. Subtle.
Obviously the best thing to do in this case is ignore the fake email.
-Allyson White, CEO
Alde Security Solutions, LLC.