Netflix subscribers targeted in (yet another) phishing scam

Don’t click through any suspicious emails from’ Netflix ‘.

Image: netflix

Received a strange email, Netflix subscribers? Don’t fall for it, it’s likely a scam.

Following similar swindles in September and October 2017, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission( FTC) has issued a alert for a reported email phishing scam targeted against Netflix users.

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.

Don’t fall for anything that looks like this screenshot taken by Ohio Police.

Image: FTC via ohio police

According to Netflix’s security site, “Netflix will never ask for any personal information to be sent to us over email.”

This includes 😛 TAGEND

Payment information( debit card number, debit card number, direct debit account, PIN, etc .)

Social security number for U.S. citizens( in any form ), identification number, or tax identification number.

Your account password.

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