Netflix customers are once again at risk to have their personal information compromised. An email phishing scam is the latest attempt by scammers to take advantage of customers.
According to the Grand Rapids Police Department in Michigan, millions of the streaming service's customers are at risk of receiving one of the emails. The police department has issued a warning to users due to the fact the emails look legitimate.
The scam emails explain to Netflix customers that they "could not validate billing information," which has caused their account to be deactivated. The email goes on to ask customers to click on a link and enter their information.
Netflix and authorities want customers to know this is not an email from the company and that they will never ask for any personal information over email. An example of an email sent from scammers can be seen below.
Netflix has given instructions to customers on their website about how to determine if the email they are receiving is valid. “If you're unsure about a link in an email, you can always hover your cursor over the link to see where it directs in which you can see the real linked web address at the bottom of most browsers,” the company says.
Customers who receive a questionable email are advised not to click any links in the email or share any personal information. The safest way to keep your information secure, or check your Netflix account status, is by going directly to the Netflix website.
More information about keeping your account secure can be found on the Netflix website, under the help center.
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