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Beware of "Update Your Netflix Account Information" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Update Your Netflix Account Information" Phishing Scam

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Attention Netflix users, there is a fake email being circulated urging you to "Update 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 "Update Your Netflix Account Information" Phishing Scam

Von: support Netflix <support@mhtransportes.com>

Datum: 7. Februar 2018 um 21:31:26 MEZ

Betreff: Update Your Netflix Account Information

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.

The 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 wi

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.

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  • October 20, 2018 at 8:39 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Netflix <ZZ_Rider1160-638981908967604510384859@ns67.1and1.co.uk>

    Sent: Friday, October 19, 2018 8:37 PM

    Subject: RE: New Statment Update : After logging in to your account, we'll guide you through the steps to update your account and be more secure [Cuenta de servicio] Algunas informaciones en su cuenta se han actualizado para iniciar sesion. [Banca en linea] Cue...

    Unauthorized activity detected on your Netflix account!

    After logging in to your account, we'll guide you through the steps to update your account and be more secure.

    Login

    To protect your account, we often look for the first signs of potentially fraudulent activity.

    Please do not reply to this email. We can not respond to requests sent to this address."

    remove

  • April 9, 2018 at 1:25 AM by an anonymous user from Schaarbeek, Brussels Capital, Belgium

    Received this message already a couple of times. But did not react on it.

    remove

  • February 10, 2018 at 6:21 PM by Fats57 from Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

    I have received one of these e mail but I don't have a Netflix account. I know then this is a scam

    remove

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Beware of "Update Your Netflix Account Information" Phishing Scam