Netflix users targeted by another phishing scam

Netflix users targeted by another phishing scam

An email-based phishing scam that attempts to steal personal information from Netflix's 110 million subscribers has been circulating the internet in recent days, prompting the streaming giant to issue a response this week.

The Australian firm said users will be asked to enter their address, driver's license number, credit card and more.

Police are urging the community to watch out for a scam email targeting Netflix subscribers, Queensland Police say.

IF YOU receive an email urging you to update the billing information on your Netflix account, ignore it.

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MailGuard reminds users to hover your mouse over links to check the domain, and don't click on unfamiliar domains. It has the subject line that reads: "Your suspension notification". However, this is different from the one that targeted Netflix users earlier this year.

The fake websites involved use the Netflix logo and images from shows like "The Crown" and "House of Cards" to make them seem more legitimate, Deadline said. The look and feel of the email is decidedly Netflix inspired and, equally as important, the email itself isn't suspiciously forceful or coercive.

The company has said that it will never ask for personal information to be sent over e-mail. Additionally, Netflix suggests that if anyone has been adversely affected by the email scam to contact the customer service of the company or visit the company's security section on its help page.

The company released a statement Monday saying it takes "the security of our members' accounts seriously".

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