Netflix subscribers targeted in 'relatively well-designed' email scam

  • Netflix subscribers targeted in 'relatively well-designed' email scam

Netflix subscribers targeted in 'relatively well-designed' email scam

Of course, this website is completely bogus and is just a mechanism for the scammers to steal the victim's identity and credit card information.

If you are one of the nearly 110 million Netflix subscribers around the world, you should pay very close attention to an email "from" Netflix in which the video-streaming giant purports to need you to validate your billing information.

The scam uses an email, with the subject line of "suspension notification".

'If you are suspicious or concerned, do an internet search using the names or exact wording of the email or message to check for any references to a scam - many scams can be identified this way, ' police said.

According to ABC News, the scam threatens to suspend their accounts if they don't update their billing information. The page has fields for you to enter your login, personal information, and even credit card information.

The email "looks quite convincing" and is "relatively well-designed", MailGuard says.

If you're a Netflix subscriber and you got an email saying that your account was about to be suspended, don't open it, and definitely don't give away any personal details. "One important thing to note is that the email's recipient appears as "no sender", plus the victim's name appears as "#name#", as shown in the screenshot.

MailGuard reminds users to hover your mouse over links to check the domain, and don't click on unfamiliar domains. It might be helpful while spotting a Netflix email scam.