A Netflix Scam Is Making The Rounds

Another day, another scam. This time it’s someone going after Netflix customers trying to steal their payment details. Here’s how it works. It starts with an email that looks like this:

Looks official right? It’s not. If you look at the reply to address, it’s not from netflix.com. Thus that’s your first tip that this isn’t legit. But if you want more proof, how about this?:

The email address it came from is the same as the reply to address. Further validating that this is a scam.

At this point if you get one of these emails, you should just toss it in the trash and move on with your life. But in the interest of finding out what these low life scumbags are up to, I decided to play along. This is what I got:

Wow… This looks totally legit…. All you need to do here is enter your credit card details and you’re good to go. And it never asked you for your username or password first. It’s a very low tech scam if I may say so. The first hint that this is a scam is the fact that the website isn’t Netflix.com as indicated by the circled area. Though they do use SSL security as evidenced by the padlock on the left of the circled area, because even scumbag scammers can’t be too careful. In fact the website address is the biggest hint. Clearly the scumbags behind this didn’t put a whole lot of effort into this. But then they don’t have to. If only 1% fall for it, then it is worth their while.

Bottom line: If you get one of these emails, delete them.

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