New Netflix email scam targets subscriber credit card numbers

Source Rodeo Realty

Source Rodeo Realty

A Netflix scam has attacked 110 million subscribers.

Flagged late last week by Mailguard, the new email scam comes in a phishing email that's been meticulously created to look like it came straight from Netflix itself, using the company logo and everything. There's a link in the email that takes the user to a form where you are supposed to enter your credit card number.

The scam is pretty sophisticated, with the Netflix logo emblazoned across the top of the email.

The subscribers are told their billing information can not be validated and face membership suspension if a response isn't received within 48 hours.

Roughly110 million Netflix subscribers have been targeted with the phishing emails, Deadline reports, asking them to update their account information.

If you receive an email from Netflix today, 'Chill, ' but don't click without thinking first.

If you've already clicked on the link, Netflix suggests changing your Netflix password and informing your bank that your account may have been compromised. "We'll try again, but in the meantime you may want to update your payment details". MailGuard detected the new scam early this morning, and stopped the malicious emails from entering our client's inboxes.

As noted by Mailguard, one major telltale sign is that is the data didn't merge successfully, and in the "recipient" field it displays a placeholder instead of the victim's name.

This works like a mail-merge; the body of the email is generic, but the sender field is created to show the name of the intended victim, which personalises the scam making it more convincing.

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