Beware This Scam Targeting Netflix Users

Email asks users to restart membership by clicking link
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 1, 2018 11:32 AM CST

Pay extra attention to Netflix emails arriving in your inbox, because one may hide a scam. Police around the country are warning of a phishing scam included in an official-looking email asking Netflix users to restart their memberships, per ABC 11. The email claims Netflix "could not validate the billing information" and provides links for users to key in personal information, including credit card numbers. It's all bogus. Netflix's website reminds customers that the company never asks for personal information such as credit card or Social Security numbers to be sent over email. "If you're unsure about a link in an email, you can always hover your cursor over the link to see where it directs," it adds. "You can see the real linked web address at the bottom of most browsers." (More Netflix stories.)

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