Scam alert - fake Netflix renewal scam

Scam alert - fake Netflix renewal scam

Scam alert - fake Netflix renewal scam

Scammers are trying to lure the public into sharing their information by claiming they've won a year's free subscription to Netflix.

Deadline shared a copy of one of the emails, and it looks professionally done and the email is personalized, which obviously makes subscribers think it's from Netflix, although it's not from a Netflix email address.

This scam email is relatively well-designed. The look and feel of the email is decidedly Netflix inspired and, equally as important, the email itself isn't suspiciously forceful or coercive.

Police have urged the community to watch out for the scam email, which informs recipients their billing information needs to be updated and they must "restart membership". The Australian tech privacy company gave details of the scam and posted a screenshot of the email. The customer is then taken to a fake Netflix site in order to add their credit card payment information.

Police are warning those who receive the email to avoid clicking on any links or open attachments from any trusted organisation. This email originated from the onlineorders.desk-mail.com asking the account details of the users.

In a statement to Mashable, Netflix said, "We take the security of our members' accounts seriously and Netflix employs numerous proactive measures to detect fraudulent activity to keep the Netflix service and our members' accounts secure".

If you suspect an email or text message is not from Netflix, do not reply to it. Follow the steps below to forward it to us.

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