Netflix phishing scam clears Australian users' bank accounts after canceling the subscription

Urgent Netflix phishing scam warning that users' bank accounts are emptied after being told that their subscription has been canceled

  • Netflix customers are attacked by scammers via an email conversion
  • Customers are encouraged to be wary because email targets receive bank account information
  • E-mail security service MailGuard raised an alarm about the e-mail on Friday
Advertisements

Fraudsters have Netflix customers in Australia with an email scam focused on getting their bank account information.

Email security service MailGuard alerted about the scam after customers received emails from Netflix claiming their subscriptions had been canceled.

The emails contain a link for people to reactivate their subscription, which takes them to a Netflix brand phishing page.

Although the email contains the Netflix branding and logo, it contains several red flags that it is a scam. There is also a footer with instructions in French at the end of the email

Advertisements

Although the email contains the Netflix branding and logo, it contains several red flags that it is a scam. There is also a footer with instructions in French at the end of the email

Email security service MailGuard has raised the alarm after customers received emails from Netflix claiming their subscriptions had been canceled

Email security service MailGuard has raised the alarm after customers received emails from Netflix claiming their subscriptions had been canceled

Email security service MailGuard has raised the alarm after customers received emails from Netflix claiming their subscriptions had been canceled

As soon as the user logs in to his account, he is directed to a Netflix account page, with a notification at the top that his account has been suspended and payment information needs to be updated.

By clicking on the link to continue, the user goes to a form that requests his payment information.

MailGuard first detected these malicious emails on Friday morning that infiltrated inboxes throughout Australia.

Although the email contains the Netflix branding and logo, it contains several red flags that it is a scam.

Advertisements

There are several grammatical errors, such as & # 39; we have never been able to solve the payment problem & # 39 ;.

There is also a footer with instructions in French at the end of the email.

MailGuard has urged all recipients of this email to delete it immediately without clicking on links

MailGuard has urged all recipients of this email to delete it immediately without clicking on links

MailGuard has urged all recipients of this email to delete it immediately without clicking on links

Email security service MailGuard has raised the alarm after customers received emails from Netflix claiming their subscriptions had been canceled

Email security service MailGuard has raised the alarm after customers received emails from Netflix claiming their subscriptions had been canceled

Advertisements

Email security service MailGuard has raised the alarm after customers received emails from Netflix claiming their subscriptions had been canceled

Do not click on emails that are:

• Have you not been addressed, have poor English or omit personal information that a legitimate sender would contain?

• From companies you don't expect to hear about.

• Ask you to download all files

• Go to a landing page or website that does not have the legitimate URL of the company whose email claims to have been sent

Advertisements

Source: MailGuard

The emails use a display name of & # 39; Netflix & # 39 ;, with the name portion of the address & # 39; info.mailer.netflix.com & # 39; is.

MailGuard has urged all recipients of this email to delete it immediately without clicking on links.

This is not the first Netflix-based scam that MailGuard has recently seen.

Advertisements

Netflix is ​​a popular and trusted brand with a huge customer database, making it a perfect front for cyber criminals who want to mislead people, MailGuard said.

Customers have been warned to be careful when they see a Netflix email.

Daily Mail Australia has approached Netflix for comment.

. [TagsToTranslate] Dailymail

- Advertisement -