06 Nov 2017 12:24 PM +00:00 UTC

Netflix Subscribers Targeted By Tricky Email Scam

Netflix subscribers should be careful. Being arguably the largest premier streaming service platform on the internet, Netflix becomes a ground for people looking to scam subscribers, and it looks like a new modus operandi is taking ground.

Deadline is reporting that scammers have been targeting Netflix customers as of late, sending individualized emails that threaten to revoke their Netflix subscription if they fail to update their account information. If updated, the scammers successfully steal the subscriber's personal information.

Starting with a subject line reading "Your Suspension Notification" from "Netflix," the scammer's email tells subscribers that they were "unable to validate (their) billing information for the next billing cycle of (their) subscription," threatening account suspension if the user fails to follow the email's fake link where it asks for the user's Netflix login and the user's credit card details.

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While it may sound like a typical scam email, the document does look pretty authentic to netizens who aren't used to seeing scams like these, and so Netflix subscribers should practice caution.

There's going to be a lot more scams like this with Netflix growing stronger – sure the streaming service provider might have had a lot in debt but the company's stock hit an all-time high earlier this year and it's likely that scammers are going to see this as another way to get an easy buck.

So again, be careful everyone.

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