Police warn of Netflix email scam


You may want to take a close look at any email you get from Netflix.

Police in Ohio warned customers of the online streaming service about a phishing scam one of its officers received.

The Solon Police Department shared a photo of the email designed to steal personal information. The email claims the user’s account is on hold because Netflix is “having some trouble with your current billing information,” and it tells the user to click on a link to update their payment method.

There were some red flags in the email, including an international customer service number.

Netflix responded to the scam by reminding customers to never enter their login or financial details after following a link in an email or text message. 

If you’re unsure that you’re visiting the actual website, just type Netflix.com directly into your web browser.

Anyone who receives a suspicious email or text message claiming to be from Netflix is asked to forward the message to phishing@netflix.com.

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