Netflix Users Received Scam Email Asking For Credit Card Info

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Scammers can make their fake emails and bogus websites look pretty convincing, so it's always a good idea to check carefully that the email comes from the actual company domain and not a scammer.

The email reads, "Hi, we were unable to validate your billing information for the next billing cycle of your subscription therefore we'll suspend your membership if we do not receive a response from you within 48 hours, ' the email, signed off by 'The Netflix team".

The scam involves users receiving an email informing them that their accounts are set to be cancelled.

The subject line says, "Your suspension notification", and the email contains the Netflix logo.

Once the customer clicks the link, the next page that opens has the backdrop of The Crown, a popular Netflix series.

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In order to prevent their account from being suspended, users are encouraged to give their log-in details and credit card info.

According to Deadline, more than 110 million Netflix subscribers were targeted in this new scam, which means it's likely you or someone you know may be targeted. The cyber-security firm notes that scammers can design the fake email and bogus websites in a way that it is nearly impossible to identify.

In its Help Centre, Netflix states they "will never ask for payment information to be sent to [them] over email".

Netflix did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Netflix, which has has more than 109 million worldwide subscribers, couldn't provide details about how many of its users may have received the email. This email originated from the onlineorders.desk-mail.com asking the account details of the users.

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