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 Update Payment" Scam
From: Netflix - email@example.com
Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2019 5:44 AM
Subject: PAyment Declined
Payment details update required.
We're having some trouble with your current billing information. We'll try again, but in the meantime you need to update your payment details.
UPDATE ACCOUNT NOW
Need help? We’re here if you need it. Visit the Help Center or contact us now.
–Your friends at Netflix
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.