NETFLIX users are being warned about a scam email that threatens to suspend memberships in 48 hours unless payment details are given.
The email falsely claims to be from Netflix and could lead to your financial information and Netflix account being stolen.
This is what the scam email can look like
The scam states: “We were unable to validate your billing information for the next billing cycle of your subscription therefore we’ll suspend your member if we do not receive a response from you within 48 hours.
“Obviously we’d love to have you back, simply click restart membership to update your details and continue to enjoy all the best TV shows.”
Netflix has spoken out against the scam.
It warned that it would never ask for things like your Netflix password or credit and debit card numbers over an email or text.
Netflix has warned its users about scammersCredit: Alamy
Netflix would also never ask you to pay through a third-party website.
You should never open suspicious looking links or links you are unsure of.
If you do open a link and don’t find what you were expecting then don’t enter any personal information.
The Netflix website states: “Did you receive an email or text (SMS) requesting your Netflix username, password, or payment method? If so, it probably did not come from us.”
It added: “Scammers can’t get information from you unless you give it to them. So don’t click any links in the messages or reply to them.”
If you do accidentally give out financial information contact your bank immediately and you may also want to change your Netflix password.
You can forward suspicious correspondence to [email protected].
If your email is rejected it means Netflix has already been sent a version of that scam and is looking into it.
Use Netflix on a computer or laptop? Try these useful shortcuts
Here are some handy keyboard shortcuts…
- Spacebar – toggle play / pause
- Enter – toggle play / pause
- F – full screen
- Esc – exit full screen
- Left Arrow – rewind 10 seconds
- Right Arrow – fast-forward 10 seconds
- Up arrow – volume up
- Down arrow – volume down
- M – mute toggle
- Shift-Alt-Left Click – adjust the streaming bitrate (to improve or reduce the quality of the video)
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Have you spotted any scams recently? Let us know in the comments…
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