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Netflix Users Received Scam Email Asking For Credit Card Info

Netflix Users Received Scam Email Asking For Credit Card Info

A Netflix email scam has targeted millions of subscribers worldwide.

Netflix subscribers have been hit by an updated version of the scam that has been doing the rounds since a year ago.

During the first week of November, more than 110 million Netflix users were targeted in a massive email scam, one that for all intents and purposes looks like a legit email from the streaming giant.

The email tells Netflix customers to update their billing information.

The Australian firm said users will be asked to enter their address, driver's license number, credit card and more. Moreover, you should be very cautious while opening emails and avoid clicking any link blindly.

A scam warning for all Netflix users. Scammers can make their fake emails and bogus websites look pretty convincing, so it's always a good idea to check carefully that the email comes from the actual company domain and not a scammer.

While the name of the sender claims to be Netflix, the email address is actually promo.netflix@line67.cloudintime.com, which strongly suggests that claim is false.

According to MailGuard, which is private Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud security company, the fake Netflix webpage that is being used in the scam was created on a compromised Wordpress blog. Indeed, the tone and diction of the message are on par with legitimate emails typically sent out by subscription based companies when a credit card is unable to be processed.

In a statement issued on Monday, Netflix insisted it takes members' online security seriously, and that it "employs numerous proactive measures to detect fraudulent activity to keep the Netflix service and our members' accounts secure".