New Email Scam Using Fake Netflix Website

New Email Scam Using Fake Netflix Website

MailGuard detected the new scam early this morning, and stopped the malicious emails from entering our client's inboxes. But instead of directing you to the actual Netflix website, clicking the "Restart Membership" button on the email leads you to a fake website (that again, looks legit thanks to recent press photos and images) and ultimately provides your credit card details straight to the scammer.

"Unfortunately, these scams are common on the internet and target popular brands such as Netflix and other companies with large customer bases to lure users into giving out personal information", the company said.

As a result, the greeting on the email reads "Hi, #name#", a dead giveaway that the email didn't come straight from Netflix.

Not only that but when the user actually clicks on the link provided in the email they are taken to a website that looks like a relatively convincing mock-up of a Netflix dashboard. Spread the word and make sure you and your friends and family are not duped by this scam. This form is fake and will be used to steal your information.

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The fake emails also inform users that their accounts are about to be cancelled.

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

If you receive an email from Netflix today, 'Chill, ' but don't click without thinking first. To avoid falling victim to one of these scams, the company advises people to "hover your mouse over links within emails and check the domain they're pointing to".

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