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Subscribers of Abbotsford Attacked by Netflix Email Scam

Globalnews.ca reported on 6th October, 2015 stating that an e-mail scam targeting subscribers of Netflix is causing some confusion among residents of Abbotsford (British Columbia, Canada).

It may be noted that Netflix with headquarter at California, United States, is an international provider of on-demand Internet streaming media.

The fake email looks to be from Netflix with same logos and images. The email says that Netflix cannot process your monthly bill and people need to sign into their account and update their information to ensure that the service does not cease.

Globalnews.ca published news on 6th October, 2015, quoting Cst. Ian MacDonald of Abbotsford Police, as saying "We have recently received six reports from residents saying that they have received an email which looked to have come from Netflix."

MacDonald said: "This Netflix (scam) is a fresher. We have found that people love Netflix and that is the reason for their victimization. One victim told me that the threat of cutting of her Netflix attracted her attention."

He said that when the victim clicked on the sign-in link, she was asked to submit her username and password, which could have been any username and password because scammers are only interested for the nest screen where you are asked to submit your personal and credit card credentials.

MacDonald said that she is very alert regarding scam, but Netflix just strikes little too close for her.

News1130.com published news on 5th October, 2015, stating that she had received these e-mail scams before from other places but she never took it seriously the possibility of expiry of her Netflix.

MacDonald says that they checked with Netflix and found that the company generally will never inform customers this way. Therefore, if you get one of these e-mail then relax.

However, if you have fallen victim to the Netflix scam, then you should immediately visit genuine Netflix page and change the password of your account along with other accounts where you use the same email address and password. If you have given your credit card number to the phisher, then you should immediately call the customer-care number written on the back of the card to inform the card issuer about the incident.

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