Warning issued over Netflix phishing scam which has targeted millions worldwide

Warning issued over Netflix phishing scam which has targeted millions worldwide

Mailguard, a tech privacy company, notes the scam looks particularly authentic because the emails (subject line: "Your suspension notification") sent out are personalized to the recipient.

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

The new scam has already targeted roughly 110 million Netflix subscribers.

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'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.

As a result, the greeting on the email reads "Hi, #name#", a dead giveaway that the email didn't come straight from Netflix. Spread the word and make sure you and your friends and family are not duped by this scam.

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The fake Netflix site this scam is using is built on a compromised Wordpress blog.

A new scam targeting Netflix customers is sweeping the world.

The letter looks a valid email from the streaming company and convinces customers to update their information including personal and credit card information.

The page looks legitimate with a Netflix logo and popular Netflix shows like The Crown and House of Cards, Deadline reports. "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".

Always hover your mouse over links within emails and check the domain they're pointing to.

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