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Beware of the "Netflix Failed Verification Update Account Restriction" Phishing Scam

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Beware of the "Netflix Failed Verification Update Account Restriction" Phishing Scam

Netflix users who have received email messages like the one below, which claim their account have been placed on a temporary restriction until their account information has been validated, are asked to delete them and not follow the instructions in them. This is because the email messages, which claim there is a security problem with their accounts, are phishing scams being sent by cybercriminals to steal their Netflix account credentials (usernames and passwords). Once the cybercriminals have stolen their victims’ account credentials, they will gain access to their accounts, hijack and use them fraudulently.

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The "Netflix Failed Verification Update Account Restriction" Phishing Scam

From: "Netflix" <no-reply@atohosting.com>

Date: October 3, 2017 at 6:43:53 PM EDT

Subject: [Netflix-Update] - High Priority Message


Failed Verification

Regarding Case No. 79533983631

Dear Valued Customer, Αs part of our efforts to create a safe environment for our customers , we regularly carry out a number of security measures to make sure your account is secured.

During recent security checks, which are regularly carried out, our system was unable to verify your information. This may have been caused by a recent change of information (or) an error in our system.

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

You can validate your information by following the link below, this will only take a few minutes and your account functions will be restored.


Netflix is ​​a US company offering movies and TV series streaming over the Internet. It is located in North and South America, the Caribbean, and parts of Europe

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, verification 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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Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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