An electronic mail rip-off concentrating on Netflix customers goals to bademble private info from the streaming service’s 110 million subscribers.

The suspicious emails inform recipients that their Netflix billing info wants up to date and takes them to a faux Netflix web site. There they’re requested to log in and enter info together with bank card numbers. 

The rip-off emails are “relatively well-designed,” mentioned Australian cyber safety agency MailGuard in a weblog submit which famous the emails started concentrating on electronic mail accounts Friday. “Of course, this website is completely bogus and is just a mechanism for the scammers to steal the victim’s identity and credit card information.”

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On its web site, Netflix says that it could electronic mail customers asking them to come back to web site to replace info. “If you’re unsure about a link in an email, you can always hover your cursor over the link to see where it directs in which you can see the real linked web address at the bottom of most browsers,” the corporate says. For extra info go to netflix.com/safety.

Netflix mentioned in a press release Monday it takes “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. Unfortunately, these scams are common on the internet and target popular brands such as Netflix and other companies with large customer bases to lure users into giving out personal information.”

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