Home World News Netflix Users Be Warned

Netflix Users Be Warned

Author

Date

Category

A Netflix Scam Is Going Around Australia

Sarah Basford writes

A new phishing scam impersonating Netflix has been making the rounds around Australia attempting to get sensitive customer data. Scamwatch has warned Australians about opening and interacting with these emails. Here’s what you need to know.

The scam has been spotted by numerous Australians on Reddit and Twitter and imitates Netflix’s branding, requiring receivers to update their payment information due to an issue with their account.

Lifehacker Australia reported the scam looking eerily legitimate with official branding and links that appear to lead to the real site. Variations of the scam uploaded by other users show some emails claiming the scammers could not authorise payment resulting in a suspended or expired membership.

Scamwatch warned Australians on Twitter not to click on the links provided in the emails but head straight to Netflix’s official site and verify any issues if concerned.

“Scammers are targeting Netflix customers in an email scam claiming your payment info needs to be updated,” Scamwatch wrote on Twitter. “Don’t click on the link. Go directly to the website to check your account details.”

Some other telltale signs of phishing signs can include spelling and grammatical errors, unofficial email addresses and incorrect logo and colours. Anything requiring you to input your credit card details or other sensitive information should immediately raise concerns and it’s always best to exit the email, head to the official site and double check if the issues are there or contact the site’s official support team.

If you do accidentally click a link, delete the email, change your passwords and enable two-step authentication where possible. Scamwatch has more tips if you’re still not sure what to do.

We’ve reached out to Netflix Australia to confirm how their users can spot whether an email supposedly coming from the service is official or not.

4 COMMENTS

  1. I have received several of these emails and fortunately had just paid my monthly charges so phoned Netflix and they told me it wasn’t from them so I’ve just deleted every one since. Bastards who do this hope karma gets them hard

    0

    0

Recent posts

Xi Jinping’s Seven Misjudgments

Xi Jinping’s Seven Misjudgments Ngan Shunkau All of the problems that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is facing today come from fundamental structural factors that can’t...

Highest Incidence Of Chinese Virus

The Most “Vaxxed” Countries Have Highest Incidence Of Chinese Virus By Peter Koenig and Zero Hedge There is now statistical evidence that the higher the rate of mRNA-inoculations in a country,...

Imperfect Climate Scientists

Imperfect Climate Scientists Posted oby Ron Clutz There’s a problem with writing about science — any science — which is that scientists are human like the rest of us....

COVID Deaths in Sweden Hit Zero

Daily COVID Deaths in Sweden Hit Zero, as Other Nations Brace for More Lockdowns Sweden isn't in the news much these days. There's a reason...

Recent comments

Simpleton1 on Have Your Say
Simpleton1 on Have Your Say
Simpleton1 on Have Your Say
Simpleton1 on Have Your Say
Braybots nemesis on Have Your Say
Sooty on Have Your Say
Sooty on Have Your Say
Sooty on Have Your Say

The way we all feel about this useless government

Hamilton
light rain
9.7 ° C
10.9 °
8.4 °
92 %
0.5kmh
100 %
Thu
10 °
Fri
16 °
Sat
16 °
Sun
17 °
Mon
15 °
NZD - New Zealand Dollar
USD
1.4306
EUR
1.6986
AUD
1.0583
CAD
1.1471
GBP
1.9960
JPY
0.0130
CNY
0.2215
INR
0.0193