Netflix Email Scam Targets Millions Of Subscribers

08 November, 2017, 00:33 | Author: Alicia Barber
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Police are urging the community to watch out for a scam email targeting Netflix subscribers, Queensland Police say. In order to verify any emails about billing or other information, Netflix said people could put their cursor over whatever link is in the note and see the real address at the bottom of their browser.

According to MailGuard, a website which tracks email security issues, this scam is relatively well-designed and could fool some users.

Netflix recommended customers should delete any such email that looks suspicious.

Just last month, a similar phishing email scam targeted the business and corporate email accounts by sending an email that seemed to arrive from Netflix. The Australian tech privacy company gave details of the scam and posted a screenshot of the email.

Clicking on the link takes you to a page featuring a background from popular Netflix show The Crown, where users are asked to login using their details.

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Police are warning those who receive the email to avoid clicking on any links or open attachments from any trusted organisation.

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.

In an email statement to The Independent, the company said it takes the security of its members seriously.

The latest such scam to come to our attention has Netflix members in its sights - all 109 million of them - and it looks pretty genuine at first glance.

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