Don’t click through any suspicious emails from’ Netflix ‘.
Received a strange email, Netflix subscribers? Don’t fall for it, it’s likely a scam.
In a blog post on Wednesday, the FTC warned against phishing defrauds, in which scammers can use fake emails to pose as a company in order to steal your personal information, like account numbers, social security systems numbers, or passwords.
In this particular case, the FTC warned Netflix customers to avoid clicking on a suspicious email that looks like the below screenshot captured by Ohio police.
The email asks users to click on a link to update their pay details, claiming their account is “on hold” due to the streaming service “having some trouble with your current billing information.”
Characteristic of a phishing scam, it looks pretty legit, like it came from Netflix itself. Nonetheless, do not click through, lest you accidentally download some nasty malware that can do all sorts of things to your machine, including locking you out of it.