Police Caution Netflix Subscribers about Phishing E-mail


The Grand Rapids Police Department, on January 31, issued one public notice regarding certain phishing scam using Netflix's name. The scam attacks Internauts with an e-mail that says that their account would be suspended because of untrue billing information.


It was through social media that Grand Rapids Police cautioned the public. Thus as per a Facebook post, for end-users who're concerned, they require visiting Netflix's website where they should log in like always.


The e-mail continues with the statement that as the company couldn't substantiate the billing details, it had to deactivate the reader's account. After this, one given web-link takes onto a "restart membership" page on which the end-users are directed for typing in personal information as well as the number on their credit cards.


Now although appearing official, the e-mail isn't from Netflix, police say. Therefore, the web-link shouldn't be followed. Meanwhile according to Netflix, it may send its clients an e-mail for making their account details up-to-date by including one web-link to their site; however, warns about fraudsters who attempt at pretending like them. Northjersey.com posted this, February 1, 2018.


Incidentally, the act of phishing involves obtaining a victim's personal information via the pretense of representing any company else website the victim trusts on the Net. The phishers leave no stone unturned for attempting at getting hold over the user's account alternatively grabbing his private details. Normally, they set up fake websites which appear similar as the real ones; in the present instance, like Netflix alternatively dispatch electronic mails which mimic Netflix soliciting personal information.


But according to Netflix, it won't ever ask its clients to submit any personal detail over e-mail. The personal details are like Social Security Numbers in the case of US citizens, payment info, account password, tax ID number, or general ID number.


Netflix said any client not sure of a web-link within an electronic mail looking like the company's could always brush his mouse to hover the cursor on top of the web-link for seeing the place it actually directs to and he would view the actual URL on the lower section of the Web-browsers.

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