Fake Netflix email attacks subscribers' personal and credit information

Fake Netflix email attacks subscribers' personal and credit information

Fake Netflix email attacks subscribers' personal and credit information

Once these details are entered, scammers have enough information to steal your identity, or gain access to your bank account or credit card.

"We were unable to validate your billing information for the next billing cycle of your subscription therefore we'll suspend your membership if we do not receive a response from you within 48 hours", the email reads.

Netflix subscribers should be careful.

Netflix, which has has more than 109 million worldwide subscribers, couldn't provide details about how many of its users may have received the email. The message tells the intended victim that their Netflix billing information has been invalidated and urges them to update their details on the website. The screenshots shown above and below surfaced thanks to tech privacy firm Mailguard.

According to the Mailguard Blog, there is an easy way to spot the scam: for whatever reason, while the email addresses of Netflix users were successfully acquired by the scammers, the first names of the users were not. Experts say if you're unsure about your account status, go instead to Netflix's website, log in and securely check your information there.

Netflix said in a statement Monday it takes "the security of our members' accounts seriously and Netflix employs numerous proactive measures to detect fraudulent activity to keep the Netflix service and our members' accounts secure".

A Netflix scam has attacked 110 million subscribers.

The page looks legitimate with a Netflix logo and popular Netflix shows like The Crown and House of Cards, Deadline reports.

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