Watch out for the Netflix Phishing Scam!
Before you lye down for a Netflix binge watching session, be aware of a phishing scam circulating the internet.
The scam is sending users emails with the subject line "your suspension notification" telling you that there's a billing issue and that you need to update your financial info on the account.
The email tells victims their accounts have been suspended due to a billing issue.
From there users are sent to a fake Netflix landing page through a link they click on.
The fake landing page directs victims to input their user information and billing details in an effort to harvest credentials.
Here are some tips from the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office on how to avoid falling victim:
- Do not use your work email to subscribe to commercial mailing lists.
- Exercise caution when accessing personal web mail from your work environment.
- Verify the sender's email address from a trusted source.
- Do not click on embedded hyperlinks in email messages
For more on this Netflix scam, read the story here from USA Today.
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