Attention Netflix users, there is a fake "Netflix Your Payment Method is Declined" email being circulated urging you to reenter your Netflix account Information. The link in the email goes to a fake Netflix webpage where visitors are asked to sign-in. But, any attempts to sign-in will result in visitors' credentials being sent to the cybercriminals behind the scam. Once the cybercriminals have gotten the stolen credentials, they will hijack their victims' Netflix accounts and use them fraudulently.
This is why Netflix users should never click on a link to sign into their accounts. They should instead, go directly to www.netflix.com and sign into their accounts from there. This is the most effective way of preventing Netflix phishing scams, that is, preventing cybercriminals from tricking Netflix users into visiting fake websites that steal account credentials.
The "Netflix Your Payment Method is Declined" Phishing Scam
Lähettäjä: Netflix Service <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lähetetty: 27. lokakuuta 2018 18:59
Aihe: Your payment method is declined .
Sorry for the interruption, but we are having trouble authorising your Credit Card. Please visit ww.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
Net flix users who have already fallen for the phishing scam are asked to change their Netflix password immediately, and contact Netflix about the necessary steps they should take.