Netflix users targeted by another email scam

Netflix users have once again been targeted by another sophisticated email scam. The new phishing scam targets users in an attempt to harvest their credit card details. Australian cyber security company MailGuard first spotted the email, which reads: “We attempted to authorise the Amex card you have on file but were unable to do so.” The email then users to updates their details via a web portal.

Netflix’s branding is clearly visible on both the email and portal as cyber criminals try to exploit customers of the well-known company.



This is the second time in recent months that a well-executed phishing scam has targeted Netflix users.

Phishing scams are still one of the most popular methods criminals use to gain access to your personal details and are often successful as they rely on human error and trickery to masquerade as a legitimate service. It is extremely important that you treat emails from platforms asking for your details with due diligence in assessing whether the email is legitimate or a scam.

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