Millions of Netflix subscribers have been targeted by a new scam

Violet Tucker
November 7, 2017

The e-mails include a link to a fake Netflix page asking users to enter log-in details and eventually their personal and billing information.

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

Have you received the email from the fraudsters?

If you check your email between Netflix binges and see a message from the company claiming your account is about to be suspended, don't open it-it's likely a scam. The customers are then asked to fill in their login details for accessing the account.

According to Mailguard, the Netflix email scam works like mail-merge, where the body of the mail is generic, but the sender field is created to show the name of the targeted user, giving a strong and convincing look to the email.

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"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. The next page asks for your full name, address, payment details and date of birth, according to DailyMail. The cyber-security firm notes that scammers can design the fake email and bogus websites in a way that it is nearly impossible to identify.

If you receive an email that appears to be from the Netflix team, be extra vigilant before following the instructions within.

Netflix did not immediately respond to request for comment.

The phishing attempt was found over the weekend and has targeted as many as 110 million users, according to Deadline.

Mailguard, a company that protects businesses against scammers and phishers took a screenshot of the email scam.

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