Netflix and chill? More like Netflix and new phishing scam. Scammers are using the popular streaming service we all love as bait.
An email will hit your inbox appearing to be from Netflix stating the company is unable to process your credit card for payment, and that the account will be suspended today. This sense of urgency may tempt users to click the link to update their information. However, upon further inspection of the email, there are a few noticeable red flags that the email isn’t authentic. While the Netflix logo is used, it is much smaller and at a much lower resolution than the real version used for official communication. The body of the message is also short yet manages a few obvious spelling mistakes. And, when you place your cursor over the “click here” link you will see a long and strange URL that, if clicked, would drive to a rogue page made out to look like it is part of the Netflix site.
Lastly, the email’s header also provides a clue that the email is a fake. The “from” address says Netflix but adds another long URL, the “to” address does not contain your name, and the subject line is all together long and strange that is unlikely to come from a major corporation. To learn more about the scam, and keep your Netflix viewing safe, visit here.