The fraud aims to gather personal information from Netflix's 110 million subscribers, according to USA Today. 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.
The email tells subscribers that their account will be cancelled if they don't update their account information.
The email looks pretty legitimate, complete with Netflix logo and avoids numerous usual giveaways such as poor spelling and grammatical errors.
Email recipients receive personalized notices informing them that their billing information needs to be updated and they must "restart their membership".
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This screen shot from Mailguard shows what you are likely to see if you click on the link in the email. The customers are then asked to fill in their login details for accessing the account.
If you click the link, you're taken to a page featuring the authentic Netflix logo and are asked to enter your full name, date of birth, address, and payment details - which could result in stolen personal and credit card information. The cyber-security firm notes that scammers can design the fake email and bogus websites in a way that it is nearly impossible to identify. Netflix users should be extra cautious while reading and responding to any emails as they could be risking their sensitive information.
Mailguard, a company that protects businesses against scammers and phishers took a screenshot of the email scam.