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Neflix Email Scam Targets Subscribers

Neflix Email Scam Targets Subscribers

October 7, 2015

Netflix subscribers are the latest victims of an e-mail scam, causing confusion and unfortunately identity theft.

Cst. Ian MacDonald with the Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada Police says they received six reports from residents last week that they had received an email that looked like it was from Netflix.

Three people clicked on the Netflix email and gave out their credit card information.

MacDonald says the email looks like it could be from Netflix, with the same images and logos. The email states that Netflix is unable to process your monthly bill and to ensure that the service does not get cut off, people need to sign in to their account and update their information.

“This Netflix [scam] is newer,” said MacDonald. “People love Netflix and so that’s the admission that we’ve had from these victims. One victim told me that the threat of cutting of her Netflix is what got her attention.”

He said when the victim clicked on the sign-in link, she was asked for her username and password, which could have been any username and password because the scammers are only interested in the next screen. That is where you are asked to enter your personal and credit card information.

“She is very scam-alert,” said MacDonald, “but Netflix just hit a little too close for her.”

As a reminder, Netflix says it does not ask for updated account information through email.

Original article and photo courtesy of Global News.