Over 110 million Netflix subscribers have been targeted this week with a phishing scam, and many are falling for it because it looks so authentic, according to MailGuard.
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Netflix says it will never ask for any personal information to be sent over email, but many customers are clicking the link in the email with the subject line ‘Your suspension notification’.
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The scam, which Netflix is aware of, is well-designed, with a number of official-looking images, including a still-shot of the service’s program ‘The Crown’. Account holders are instructed to click a link which takes them to a bogus site asking for log-in information and credit card details. The message is more convincing because it shows the account holder’s name, appearing personalized.
If you receive an email from Netflix today, ‘Chill,’ but don’t click without thinking first. Scammers can make their fake emails and bogus websites look pretty convincing, so it’s always a good idea to check carefully that the email comes from the actual company domain and not a scammer.