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#Netflix Users Targeted By Credit Card #PhishingScam

A new phishing scheme that tries to steal their credit card details and other personal information is being targeted at Netflix users.

The attack begins when a Netflix subscriber receives a notification asking them to update their membership. The notification includes a link that takes them to a fake Netflix login page.

Upon “signing in,” a new page pops up and asks the member to validate several pieces of personal information including their name, date of birth, and place of residence.

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The scam then asks the user to enter in their Social Security Number and payment card details.

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Once the user has submitted all of their credentials, the page will direct them back to the real Netflix homepage.

 

 

Netflix, which instituted a password reset in June 2016 following several of the year’s mega-breaches, recommends users learn how to protect themselves by visiting https://www.netflix.com/security, where they will be reminded that Netflix never asks for personal information via email.

Users should also make sure they brush up on their anti-phishing techniques by remembering to not click on suspicious links or email attachments.

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