A phishing email scam is targeting millions of Netflix users of the popular streaming service telling them that their accounts are in danger of suspension.
The new email scam is designed to gather personal information of users by convincing them to update their personal information to avoid suspension. This means, the email could target subscribers to steal their personal and credit card information.
The scam has already targeted around 110 million Netflix users warning users that their billing information is not updated. The email contains a link with the subject line “Your suspension notification.” The link asks users to enter log-in details and, eventually, updated personal and billing information.
An Australian cyber security firm MailGuard said that the fake emails that associated with a bogus website are well-designed. They also added that the emails began targeting email accounts to steal the victim’s identity and credit card information.
The fake website includes Netflix’s logo and its popular shows like The Crown and House of Cards to make it trustworthy.
Subscribers with accounts should remain alert for these fake suspension emails to prevent their personal information from being stolen.
A Netflix spokesperson stated, “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.”
The company also said that such kinds of scams are common on the internet that targets standard brands.
Netflix suggested that users concerned about future scams can visit companies’ website or contact customer service.