Netflix phishing scam targets UK users, US subscribers warned
A phishing scam is targeting Netflix customers in the United Kingdom. WGN-TV reports the subscribers have received emails asking to update billing information as it has been deactivated.
Netflix says it never asks for customer information over email, and customers should be aware that any attempts to solicit such information — even if they look authentic — are not coming from the company.
Netflix released a statement which reads:
“We take the security of our members’ accounts seriously and Netflix employs numerous proactive measures to detect fraudulent activity to keep the Netflix service and our members’ accounts secure. Unfortunately, scams are common on the internet and target popular brands such as Netflix and other companies with large customer bases to lure users into giving out personal information. Members who want to learn more about how to keep their personal information safe against phishing scams and other malicious activity can go to netflix.com/security or contact Customer Service directly.”
The emails have reportedly only been seen in the United Kingdom so far, but security experts say all users should be cautious.