Netflix subscribers are the target of a 'relatively well-designed' email scam

Posted November 07, 2017

Netflix subscribers have been hit by an updated version of the scam that has been doing the rounds since previous year.

The email asks users to input credit card details to avoid the suspension taking effect.

If you receive an email that appears to be from the Netflix team, be extra vigilant before following the instructions within.

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This works like a mail-merge; the body of the email is generic, but the sender field is created to show the name of the intended victim, which personalises the scam making it more convincing.

According to security firm Mailguard, if recipients click the link in the email, they are directed to a fake Netflix page asking them to login and provide their personal information, including credit card details.

Netflix subscribers are the latest targets of a new phishing scam trying to trick users of the streaming service into thinking that accounts are in danger of being suspended.

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The email "looks quite convincing" and is "relatively well-designed", MailGuard says. It's enough information for a criminal to steal your identity and get access to your bank account.

The fake websites involved use the Netflix logo and images from shows like "The Crown" and "House of Cards" to make them seem more legitimate, Deadline said.

Australian cybersecurity company MailGuard was the first to detect the fake email, which is targeting more than 110 million Netflix customers around the world. "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".

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