Attention Netflix users, there is a fake "Netflix Payment was not Authorized" email being circulated urging you update your account to avoid suspension. 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 Payment was not Authorized" Phishing Scam
From: support <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:08:21 AM
Subject: Netflix: payment was not authorized. 30080
Dear Netflix Member,
We've been unable to process your last bill payment. irsm8ssjizfx355yxotdtbhao637iq i5e0urrvx5ozm1mio56tsfmkmxocih
To avoid suspension of your account update your details.
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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.