ALERT! NETFLIX EMAIL SCAM ALERT!

Published On November 7, 2017 | By Tom Huskerson | Alerts

Netflix subscribers are being alerted to an email scam seeking to collect user names, passwords and credit card information. The scam is targeting as many as 110 million Netflix subscribers.

Suspicious emails are arriving in users inbox telling them that their Netflix billing information needs updating and takes them to a fake Netflix website. These subscribers are asked to log in and submit personal information including credit card numbers.

According to Australian cyber security company MailGuard the scam email is “relatively well designed.” 

Netflix says that it does sometimes email users  informing them that their information needs updating.  For more information go to netflix.com/security.

 

 

 

Internet users are warned that websites are easily spoofed or copied. They are often exact replicas of the real website. The difference is the web address. The website name will be similar to but not exactly the same as the real website. This is a common scam. Check out ASecureLife.com to learn how to spot a fake website. Or read Online Scam’s Greatest Hits.

One step you can take if you do receive a suspicious email is use your cursor to hover over the link. In the lower left corner of your screen you should see the actual address of the website. 

Always be aware of the possibility of email scams. Never click on suspicious links. Anytime you are asked for personal information or payment information double check with your account holder or service provider.

 

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About The Author

Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. He attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has returned to focus on writing both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and EbonyCandle. Most recently Tom has launched the blog African American Cyber Report. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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