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Netflix Phishing Scams – Don’t click!

Last updated on January 18, 2021

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Another Netflix phishing scam to look out for. I’m not going into detail into this scam but instead providing recommended steps that apply to many phishing scams out there.

These types of scams work because the less inventive these scams are, the more believable the phishing scams become. By copying legitimate content and modifying it for their phishing scam, not only it takes less effort, but it also looks like a legitimate email.

These scams are not overly dramatic, nor threatening, and they come off as being polite or even helpful. These typically involve a believable scenario such as a credit card payment being declined, suspicious account activity, or even account recommendations to increase security.

Things to look out for:

  • Grammatical Errors
  • Spelling Mistakes
  • Sense of Urgency Requiring Action

What you need to know:

  • If you deleted the email without clicking anything in the email, then you did the right thing.
  • If you clicked the link:
    • Do not enter any data
    • Disconnect from the internet
    • Scan your machine using an antivirus/anti malware software
    • Change your passwords
  • If you gave away your credit/debit card details, then immediately notify your bank to cancel your card.

Tips to stay safe:

  • Never access websites through a link provided by email.
  • Use a password manager. Many password managers will not insert your credentials into a site that it doesn’t recognize.
  • Do not make any transactions on non-https websites.

Remember, think before you click!

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