Netflix scam

Warning: Netflix scammers are sending emails for payment information updates

Police are warning Netflix customers about a phishing scam making its rounds to numerous people, asking them to update billing details.

ABC7 reports that an officer with the Solon, Ohio Police Department sent warning out to others after he received an email asking him to update his Netflix payment information. The officer immediately knew he was the target of an email scam since he doesn’t have a Netflix account.

The officer shared a screenshot of the email, which claimed his account was placed on hold after “having some trouble with your current billing information.”

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Posted by City of Solon, Ohio Police Department Government on Thursday, December 6, 2018

 

Netflix warned customers to never click on an email asking for payment information. All financial information updates should be made directly on their site. Never reply to the source of the email, Netflix also warned.

Solon PD wrote similar sentiments on their Facebook page.

“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.”

Any suspicious email should be sent to phishing@netflix.com for further review.

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