Netflix Users Received Scam Email Asking For Credit Card Info

Lucy Hill
November 7, 2017

While this is a great way to protect yourself from this specific credit card fraud attempt, you should always make sure to double check that any email you receive that asks for sensitive personal information is what it claims to be.

The "well-designed" and "convincing" email scam was first detected on Friday by Australian cybersecurity company MailGuard and is specifically aimed at the more than 110 million Netflix customers around the world.

Flagged late last week by Mailguard, the new email scam comes in a phishing email that's been meticulously created to look like it came straight from Netflix itself, using the company logo and everything.

The email looks pretty legitimate, complete with Netflix logo and avoids numerous usual giveaways such as poor spelling and grammatical errors.

Have you received the email from the fraudsters?

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Once the customer clicks the link, the next page that opens has the backdrop of The Crown, a popular Netflix series. The next page asks for your full name, address, payment details and date of birth, according to DailyMail.

Deadline reported the scam targeted "millions" of subscribers.

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

"Of course, this website is completely bogus and is just a mechanism for the scammers to steal the victim's identity and credit card information", the site wrote.

Netflix did not immediately respond to request for comment. This email originated from the onlineorders.desk-mail.com asking the account details of the users.

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