The email below, which appears as if it came from Netflix and claim the recipients will get this month free, is actually a phishing scam being sent by cyber criminals to trick Netflix users into visiting a fake/phishing website. Once on the fake/phishing website, visitors will be asked to sign into their Netflix account, but any attempts to do so will result in their Netflix account credentials being sent to the cybercriminals.
Once the cybercriminals have gotten their potential victims' Netflix accounts, they will gain access to, hijack their accounts, and use them fraudulently. Therefore recipients who have been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to change their Netflix passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently.
The "Netflix Customer Care Summer Gift For You" Phishing Scam
Subject: Netflix - this month free just for you
Date: Wed 12/07/2017 12:04
From: Netflix Customer Care
Our Summer Gift For You
Claim your free month and start watching TV programmes & films tonight. It’s easy to get started! You can watch as much as you want, whenever you want. There are no commitments and you can easily cancel online at any time.
The Best Plan.
This month free*
Ultra HD available
Download and watch offline on the go
Watch on your laptop, TV, phone and tablet
Unlimited movies and TV shows
* Not available for certain packages.
P.S. The offer ends in 4 days. Don't waste the magic!
Claim Your Free Month
Start Your Free Month
Questions? Call 0800 096 8879
?Netflix International B.V.?
The links in the fake Netflix email message goes to the following phishing websites:
Therefore, it is recommended that Netflix users never click on a link to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to www.netflix.com their web browser. And, they should contact Netflix to verify a promotion before taking part. They may contact Netflix using the following website: https://help.netflix.com/contactus