New scam targets Netflix subscribers
MILWAUKEE -- The Better Business Bureau is warning Netflix subscribers of attempts by identity thieves to steal personal information.
Scammers lead Netflix subscribers to a phony webpage that resembles the real Netflix login page. After logging in on the fake page, the website tells the user their account has been suspended. The website gives the Netflix subscirber a fake customer service phone number.
The scammers have actual customer service representatives standing by who will recommend users download their Netflix support software. Once installed the fake Netflix software gives the scammer full access to the Netflix subscriber's computer.
“Netflix has a good reputation and scammers are taking full advantage of that,” says Paula Fleming, vice president for the local BBB. “Anyone using their video-streaming service could fall for this scam.”
Here are some tips on how to avoid this scam and others like it:
For more information, check out the Better Business Bureau website.