"Your Netflix Membership has been Blocked" Phishing Scams

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Netflix users who have received email messages like the one below, which claim the recipients' Netflix membership has been blocked, are asked to delete and not follow the instructions in them. This is because the email messages, which claim there is a problem with their membership, are phishing scams sent by cybercriminal 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.

Your Netflix Membership has been Blocked Phishing Scams
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A Sample of the "Your Netflix Membership has been Blocked" Phishing Scam

Subject: Your Netflix Membership has been blocked

Date: 2017-11-02 17:35

From: "Netflix" <noreply@netflix.accounts.com>

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 validate our users, unfortunately in this case we were unable to verify 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 and required you to update your account to continue using our services uniterrupted.

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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  • April 27, 2019 at 12:04 PM by an anonymous user from: Dallas, Texas, United States

    I do not have an account with them.

  • January 27, 2018 at 9:08 AM by an anonymous user from: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    I received this txt: Your Netflix account has been blocked due to (error-5). Please sign in: hxxp://www.bit.do/netflix3000

    Pierre.

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