Use Netflix? Beware of this email phishing scam


SOLON, Ohio (KRON) – Police are warning Netflix users to keep an eye out for phishing email scams that appear to have been sent from the company. 

Police in Solon, Ohio shared the screenshot of the phishing email, which they say is designed to steal your personal information. 

The phishing email claims the user’s Netflix account is on hold because Netflix claims to have trouble with the user’s billing information. 

The email has even been sent to people that do not have Netflix accounts. 

“Criminals want you to click the links so that you voluntarily give your personal identifying information away. It is very successful. Don’t put your guard down. Contact the source of the email by another method that you trust, to make sure your accounts are maintained. Don’t click the links. The links could also be a way to install malware on your computer,” the post reads.

Other red flags in this scam include an international phone number, strange punctuation, and the greeting, which begins “Hi Dear.”

If you get an email like this, do not click the link! 

On its support website, Netflix says, “Never enter your login or financial details after following a link in an email or text message. If you’re unsure if you’re visiting our legitimate Netflix website, type directly into your web browser.”

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