Netflix Users Warned To Beware Of Email Scam

Netflix Users Warned To Beware Of Email Scam

"Over the last couple of months, an email from a fake account has been circulating to Netflix customers alerting them of the deactivation of their account because the company "could not validate billing information".

The Grand Rapids, Michigan Police Department is warning its citizens of a possible email scam created to trick Netflix customers into giving fraudsters their credit card numbers.

The email provides links where the user would then enter their personal information and credit card numbers.

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The convincing email, which uses the Netflix logo, font and email format, says that the streaming service was unable to verify the recipient's billing information for the next billing cycle and that the customer's membership will be suspended if they do not respond within 48 hours.

The post goes on to warn users that if they receive this email or one like it, they should delete it immediately without opening any links. Netflix suggests forwarding the message to phishing@netflix.com and deleting the email. "They may create fake websites that look like Netflix, or send emails that imitate us and ask you for personal information". If you would like to check the status of any account that you have online, police recommend going directly to the website and logging as you normally would.

The email prompts you to "update the expiry date and CVV (card verification value) for your card through a link provided within the message".

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