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Scam - "Netflix Account on Hold - Update Required" is a Phishing Email

2017-10-24T11:39:17  +
Scam - "Netflix Account on Hold - Update Required" is a Phishing Email

Netflix users who have received email messages like the one below, which ask them to update their payment method, are asked to delete them and not follow the instructions in them. This is because the email messages, which claim there is a problem authorizing their credit cards, are phishing scams sent by cybercriminals to steal their Netflix account credentials (user names and passwords). And, once the cybercriminals have stolen their victims’ account credentials, they will gain access to their accounts and hijack them.

A Sample of the "Netflix Account on Hold - Update Required" Phishing Email

From: Netflix [please_do_not_reply-mailer.netflix @webhost01.till.de]
Date: 26 November 2016 at 19:09:56 GMT
Subject: Update required – Netflix account on hold

Netflix

Please Update Your Payment Method

Hello,

Sorry for the interruption, but we are having trouble authorising your Credit Card.

Please visit www.netflix.com/youraccountpayment to enter your payment information again or to use a different payment method. When you have finished, we will try to verify your account again. If it still does not work, you will want to contact your credit card company.

If you have any questions, we are happy to help. Simply call us at any time on 0800 096 6380.

-The Netflix Team

Netflix users should never click on a link to sign into their online accounts. They should always go directly to https://www.netflix.com/ and sign into their accounts from there. Once they have signed in, they will be notified of changes, verifications or updates that need to be done to their accounts.

Netflix users who have already been tricked by the phishing email messages should change their passwords and contact Netflix immediately for help.

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  • Posted: Jun 19, 2018 at 8:58 AM by info

    Received via email:

    "I received this email but I believe its a scam as my credit card is active and credit is good.

    I will be deleting this email

    From: NETFLIX
    Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 06:08
    Subject: Account on hold

    Account on hold

    Hi,
    We are having trouble billing your subscription, please update your payment method to avoid service interruption. hvbnq

    To quickly resolve this, click Log In and update your payment method. hvbnq
    –Your friends at Netflix hvbnq rnsbazxfn"

    delete


  • Posted: May 21, 2018 at 3:56 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

    I received one of these and I'm not even a Netflix user/subscriber.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 21, 2017 at 6:51 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: " NETFLIX"
    Date: November 21, 2017 at 6:27:59 PM EST
    Subject: Your Netflix Membership is on hold

    We recently failed to validate your payment information we hold on record for your account,
    therefore we need to ask you to complete a brief validation process in order to verify your billing and payment details.

    Click here to verify your account

    Failure to complete the validation process will result in a suspension of your Netflix membership.

    We take every step needed to automatically screen our users, Unfortunately in this case we were unable to validate your details.

    This process will only take a couple of minutes
    and will allow us to maintain our high standard of account security.

    Netflix Support Team

    This message was mailed automatically by Netflix during routine security checks. We are not completely satisfied with your account information."

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 24, 2017 at 11:39 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: NETFLIX@hold.accounts.com
    Date: October 24, 2017 at 6:46:09 AM MDT
    Subject: Account on hold

    Netflix

    Account on hold

    Hi ,
    We were unable to charge your card.

    To resolve the issue update your payment method. Once your payment information has been updated, you can continue enjoying Netflix.

    Update your payment
    You can find information about which payment methods Netflix accepts in our Billing FAQ article. If you're having trouble updating your payment information, you may want to reach out to your card issuer to ensure the card information is up to date, or try an alternate method of payment"

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 17, 2017 at 9:06 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Netflix
    Date: September 9, 2017 at 3:02:42 PM PDT
    Subject: Update required – Netflix account on hold

    Netflix

    [!!] Your account is on hold.
    Please update your payment details

    Hi,
    We're having some trouble with your current billing information. We'll try again, but in the meantime you may want to update your payment details.
    UPDATE ACCOUNT NOW

    Need help? We’re here if you need it. Visit the Help Center or contact us now.
    –Your friends at Netflix"

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 11, 2017 at 10:50 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "--------- Forwarded Message ----------
    From: NetFlix
    To:
    Subject: Update your payment methode
    Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 12:05:56 0100

    Please Update Your Payment Method Now

    Dear Valued Netflix User

    Sorry for the interruption, but we are having trouble authorizing your Payment Method.
    Please visit the account payment page at
    https://www.netflix.com/YourAccountPayment to enter your payment information again or to use a different payment method.

    When you have finished, we will try to verify your account again.
    If it still does not work, you will want to contact your credit card company.

    To protect the informations of our customers, our system has temporarily placed restrictions on your account until your informations has been validated against our system.

    You can validate your informations by either clicking on the link above or below, this will only take a few minutes and your account functions will be fully restored.

    Log In To account

    If you have any questions, we are happy to help. Simply call us at 0800-917812.
    The Netflix Team"

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 11, 2017 at 3:23 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Netflix netflix-id-105109990066-b011c3e0bc3c2d3ae6187e711f0867c9@ antispam1.visao.psi.br
    Sent: Monday, April 10, 2017 5:38 PM
    To: dustie6669@msn.com
    Subject: Your Netflix membership is on hold !

    Netflix
    Payment details update required.
    Dears Customer,
    We're having some trouble with your current billing information. We'll try again, but in the meantime you may want to update your payment details.

    UPDATE ACCOUNT NOW
    We're here to help if you need it. Visit the Help Center for more info or contact us.
    Your friends at Netflix"

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 3, 2017 at 11:04 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: netflix. mailer190799205294274369bvxh0vu7wot4g2@www.1und1.de
    Date: 3 April 2017 at 13:40:28 IST
    Subject: Netflix : Account Update - Receipt .H483823933601395744003!

    NetFlix

    Hello,

    Sorry for the interruption, but we are having trouble authorising your Credit Card.

    Please visit www.netflix.com/membership15987 to enter your payment information again or to use a different payment method. When you have finished, we will try to verify your account again. If it still does not work, you will want to contact your credit card company. .

    Thanks,
    NETFLIX2017"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 30, 2017 at 1:23 PM by info

    Received via email:

    -- Forwarded message --
    From: "Netflix"
    Date: 30 Mar 2017 06:45
    Subject: Update required – Netflix account on hold

    Netflix

    Your account is on hold.

    Please update your payment details
    Hi,
    We're having some trouble with your current billing information. We'll try again, but in the meantime you may want to update your payment details.

    UPDATE ACCOUNT NOW
    Need help? We’re here if you need it. Visit the Help Centre or contact us now.
    - Your friends at Netflix?"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 29, 2017 at 2:44 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    From: Netflix support
    Subject: Netflix payment method need to be updated
    Date: 29 March 2017 at 17:13:28 BST

    0800 096 6380

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 3, 2017 at 9:21 AM by an anonymous user from or near: New York, New York, United States

    I received another one of these today. So it is making its way around a 2nd time.

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 13, 2017 at 5:52 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada

    I don't even have a Netflix account, so no way they should have my email address and I received this.

    delete


    • Posted: Feb 13, 2017 at 5:57 PM by info

      Remember, the scammers do not know who has a Netflix account or not. They are just randomly sending out the fake email messages to email addresses that they have collected illegally via phishing scams or email address harvesting, hoping the owners of the email accounts have Netflix accounts.

      delete


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