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Beware of "Netflix Update Your Payment Method" Phishing Scam

2018-06-19T10:27:13  +
Beware of "Netflix Update Your Payment Method" Phishing Scam

The email message below, which claims that Netflix is having trouble authorizing the recipients' credit cards and ask them to update their payment method, is a phishing scam. The fake Netflix email message was sent by cybercriminals, to frighten Netflix users into sending their personal information, credit card information and other sensitive information that the cybercriminals need in order to rip-off their victims. Recipients of the fake Netflix email message are asked to delete it, and should never follow the instructions in it.

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The "Netflix Update Your Payment Method" Phishing Scam

From: NETFLlX <online-ids165824@live.outlook.fr>

Date: 9 November 2017 at 12:36:50 GMT

Subject: Alert : High Priority Message

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

Recipients who were tricked by the phishing Netflix email message should change their Netflix passwords immediately, and if they are unable to do so, they should contact Netflix. They should also let their banks know that their credit card information was stolen by cybercriminals, before the credit cards are used fraudulently.

In order to protect against phishing scams, Netflix users should never click on a link to sign into their accounts, or open and complete attached forms that request account credentials, personal and financial information.netflix users should instead, go directly to www.netflix.com, and update their information or carry out other tasks on their accounts.

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  • Posted: Jul 7, 2018 at 3:53 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Southfield, Michigan, United States

    Received a scam regarding Netflix today.

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  • Posted: Mar 21, 2018 at 10:40 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "De: Netflix
    Enviado: sábado, 17 de marzo de 2018 03:55 p. m.
    Asunto: Prօblеmas сօո tս membrеsíа ԁе Νetflix

    Netflix
    Actualiza tu forma de pago
    Lamentamos la interrupción, pero tenemos problemas para autorizar tu forma de pago. Visita la página de pago de la cuenta para introducir tu información de pago otra vez o para usar una forma de pago distinta. Cuando hayas terminado, intentaremos verificar tu cuenta nuevamente. Si no funciona, comunícate con la empresa emisora de tu tarjeta de crédito.
    Ingresa a tu cuenta
    Comenzar tu mes gratis

    ¿Preguntas? Llama al 0-800-78167"


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    From: Netflix
    Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2018 03:55 p. m.
    Subject: Pr օ blеmas с օո t ս membrеsíа ԁе Νetflix
     
    Netflix

    Update your payment method

    We regret the interruption, but we have problems to authorize your payment method. Visit the account payment page to enter your payment information again or to use a different payment method. When you are finished, we will try to verify your account again. If it does not work, contact the issuing company of your credit card.

    Log in to your account
    Start your month for free

    Questions? Call 0-800-78167

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