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Be Careful of Phishing attempt pretend as Netflix 'Validate your Payment Information' Email


Recently, the worried users of Netflix went to the social media for sharing about an email they have received regarding the streaming service requesting additional payment details for updating the billing. The email further says that if the users were unable to do so, then their account would get suspended. This is the reason that many Netflix users get concerned by this threatening like email.


Although, this "validate your payment information" email looks convincing, but this email is not legit as clicking the update account link takes the users to a site which asks them to provide the address, credit card number, as well as other personal info. Police explained that "criminals want you to click the links, so that you voluntarily give your personal identifying information away".


Netflix said that the users should be careful from these types of targeted phishing efforts. It further added that the official Netflix email never ask for any kind of personal information like Social Security number, credit card number, or account password of the user. Netflix says on their website that customers should "never enter [their] login or financial details after following a link in an email or text message". They also added that customers should "never click on any links or open any attachments" from an unexpected message.


There are many other versions of this Netflix scam also going on, which were shared on the Twitter. Most of those involve payment information as a mode for the scammer, in order to get personal information of the victim. For instance, Solon Police Department of Ohio earlier this month took to Facebook for warning the subscribers about the Netflix email phishing scam that asks the recipients to update the payment information. In fact, Solon Police Department of Ohio has received one of this scam emails and they know instantly that the email is a scam as they don't have a Netflix account.


In case anybody thinks that they have received these phishing texts or emails, then that recipient can forward those text messages or emails to phishing@netflix.com. However, if anyone has opened any kind of suspicious link and also provided their personal details, then Netflix recommends that person to immediately change his/her password. Netflix further suggested that one should update his/her password on other websites also, in case the same email as well as password is used. Bank should be contacted also if any kind of payment information has been entered.


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