Netflix – Scam of the Week

October 6, 2017 8:38 am Paul Mullin

Hackers have launched a new phishing campaign that attempts to get consumers to turn over billing information including credit card numbers.

The current email doing the rounds says: “We are having some trouble with your current billing information. We’ll try it again, but in the meantime, you may want to update your payment details.

“During the next login process, you will be required to provide some information that like (billing info, phone number, payment info.)”

You’ll then be asked to click a red box that says, “Login Now.”

This should wave a large red flag in your head as Netflix does not request this information by email.

This is a scam email telling customers that their Netflix has been put on hold and it recommends that they update their payment information. Netflix never send an email asking for people to update their payment information, so be very wary if you receive something like this. It’s also good practice to hover over any links to determine if they are going to the correct website.

If you have fallen for this scam, then it’s advisable to go to your Netflix account and change your password immediately.

Netflix have become a popular target for cyber criminals this year, as the company goes from strength to strength there are small time scammers who will mimic them to try and pry customers’ valuable data from them. Then there are the bolder hackers who have been attacking Netflix themselves with the intention of stealing their prized assets and holding Netflix to ransom over them, as we discussed earlier this year in a previous blog.