What to do if you’re hit with a Netflix phishing scam

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Today’s big phishing scam: Netflix accounts. In the past 24 hours, customers have been receiving emails purporting to be from Netflix soliciting their account information. 

WGN reports the scam emails inform users their accounts have been disabled, and it recommends they update their payment details. 

“We’re having some trouble with your current billing information,” the emails read. “We’ll try again, but in the meantime you may want to update your payment details.” 

The email directs them to a “Login Page” where they are asked to enter account information.

The email is signed by “Aleksandar.” No Netflix executive with that name exists. 

If you get an email like this, don’t click the link. And report the email to Netflix immediately. 

Netflix, in its Help Center, directly states that it will never send this type of email. 

“Netflix will never ask for payment information to be sent to us over email,” their statement reads. 

“If you’re unsure about a link in an email, you can always hover your cursor over the link to see where it directs.” 

If you have already clicked a sketchy link like this, Netflix recommends immediately changing your Netflix password, and informing your bank that your account may have been compromised. 

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