New Email Scam Using Fake Netflix Website

Nov 07, 2017, 01:11
New Email Scam Using Fake Netflix Website

The scam emails are "relatively well-designed", said Australian cyber security firm MailGuard in a blog post which noted the emails began targeting email accounts Friday.

Netflix users are being warned against a fake email making its rounds to steal the personal and credit card information of users.

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Flagged late last week by Mailguard, the new email scam comes in a phishing email that's been meticulously created to look like it came straight from Netflix itself, using the company logo and everything.

In its Help Centre, Netflix states they "will never ask for payment information to be sent to [them] over email". The page has fields for you to enter your login, personal information, and even credit card information.

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This works like a mail-merge; the body of the email is generic, but the sender field is created to show the name of the intended victim, which personalises the scam making it more convincing. Being arguably the largest premier streaming service platform on the internet, Netflix becomes a ground for people looking to scam subscribers, and it looks like a new modus operandi is taking ground.

According to Mailguard, the Netflix email scam works like mail-merge, where the body of the mail is generic, but the sender field is created to show the name of the targeted user, giving a strong and convincing look to the email.

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Have you received the email from the fraudsters? 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.

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