Subscribers Receive Fake Suspension Notifications

Posted November 08, 2017

Netflix customers beware-a new online phishing scams is targeting people's bank accounts.

The streaming platform has 110 million subscribers today, and as it plans to spend $8 billion on original content next year, Netflix can possibly reel in even more customers in the coming years.

A hacker purporting to be Netflix is attempting to steal information from the subscription service's more than 100 million customers via an email scam.

So if you receive an email like this, DO NOT CLICK the link without making sure it's bona fide.

The page looks legitimate with a Netflix logo and popular Netflix shows like The Crown and House of Cards, Deadline reports.

"We're having some trouble with your current billing information", the emails read. When they click on the link, they were directed to an authentic-looking fake Netflix scam site that was built on a compromised WordPress blog.

It warns users their membership will be suspended unless they update their billing information.

Mailguard, a company that protects businesses against scammers and phishers took a screenshot of the email scam. So if you see this in the first line of an email that looks real, it's a pretty safe bet that it actually isn't, and you can just immediately delete.

The company released a statement Monday saying it takes "the security of our members' accounts seriously". The look and feel of the email is decidedly Netflix inspired and, equally as important, the email itself isn't suspiciously forceful or coercive.