Netflix WARNING – Scam e-mail tries to steal YOUR credit card details

Netflix WARNING – Scam e-mail tries to steal YOUR credit card details users around the world are being sent a convincing looking scam e-mail that tries to trick people into handing over their credit card information The scam e-mail, which looks official and features Netflix branding, claims the streaming giant is about to suspend a user’s membership

It says the receiver’s billing information has not been verified and if they do not get a response within 48 hours the account will be put on hold The scam e-mail is even tailored to make sure it’s addressed to the Netflix user by their first name, making it seem even more convincing There is a ‘Restart Membership’ button at the bottom of the e-mail which links through to a site that features the company’s logo and imagery for Netflix’s shows However, the site is built on a WordPress blog and is an elaborate scam to steal credit card details and personal information from victims After users enter the e-mail and password attached to their Netflix account, they are then prompted to enter their address and credit card details

Other sensitive details the scammers try to steal are the sort code and account number for a credit or debit card The Netflix scam was discovered by e-mail and web security experts  They said: “Once the fake website has collected all the sensitive data the scammers want, the victim is shown a reassuring reactivation screen “If you receive an email from Netflix today, ‘Chill,’ but don’t click without thinking first  “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

”  MailGuard also offered advice for users to make sure they don’t get duped by the Netflix hoax e-mail or similar scams One important bit of advice they gave was: “Always hover your mouse over links within emails and check the domain they’re pointing to  “If they look suspicious or unfamiliar don’t open them” Express

couk has contacted Netflix about the scam e-mails that have been sent to users across the world The news comes as it emerged that Netflix are embarking on a major online piracy crackdown The streaming giant are right now pushing forward with their efforts to crackdown on illegal streams and torrent downloads with a brand new hire A new job listing has been spotted which shows Netflix is looking to expand its content protection team

They are looking for a co-ordinator who will head up its “internal tactical takedown efforts with the goal of reducing online piracy” Netflix are hoping the new hire will make illegal torrents and streams “a socially unacceptable fringe activity” The new addition to Netflix’s anti-piracy team will scan for illegally shared  content across a wide range of platforms The streaming giant will be monitoring hugely popular social networks like Facebook and Twitter in their efforts to stop online piracy And they will also be keeping a close eye on YouTube, Periscope, Daily Motion, Google, Bing and other well-known platforms used for online piracy

So, if you share on The Pirate Bay any download links to Stranger Things or if you host files on BitTorrent – it could come to Netflix’s attention 

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