The “Phish” of the week is Netflix, so many fraudsters are trying to steal personal information with fake Netflix emails that Netflix themselves have had to put out an extra warning. Victims have been receiving an email telling them that there is an “error” with their account and requesting personal information including credit card numbers. This is just one of many fake Netflix phishing attempts that do the rounds and although some directly ask for information and others take you to a fake login page, their aim is the same, to steal personal information. More than 17 million UK adults will fall victim to such a crime this year.
NETFLIX WILL NEVER ASK FOR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN AN EMAIL
Tips and Advice
- Don’t Click! – If you receive an email asking you to log-in to update your account, NEVER use the link, always go independently to your account and see if any actions are required
- To Who? – Check if the email is addressed personally to you, if not it’s probably a scam!
- Report it! – Report any suspicious emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact – your bank or credit card company if you are worried about having given out financial details
- ID Protection – If you’re worried about identity fraud and would like to protect your identity contact CIFAS
- Still Unsure? – Join Reassura 0800 888 6400 and one of our fraud advisor’s will help you to stay safe
- To report a fraud – and receive a police crime reference number call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use their online fraud reporting tool
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