Important Notice from Netflix-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Inboxes have been flooded with notices from Netflix warning of unusual activity on accounts. The notices tell the readers that their accounts have been suspended and they need to take appropriate steps to restore their accounts.
This is a scam where victims could “end up $400 poorer and with a stolen identity.” This according to a March 3, 2014 article by Yahoo Tech that said, “A group of scammers purporting to be Netflix tech support sends you a phony email.”
The article describes the scam like this:
A group of scammers purporting to be Netflix tech support sends you a phony email. It sends you to a fake Netflix login page, sets a phony notice that your account has been suspended and then persuades you to call a support service to get it back. Once they have you on the phone with fake tech support, they persuade you to download software that allows them to crawl through your computer and snap up anything of interest.
Experts warn never to click the links in such emails. The best step to prevent from getting hoodwinked from such notices is to, if you indeed have an account with the proposed sender, go directly to sender’s website. Open your web browser and manually type in the main URL of the company. Look for a link on the page that says Contact Us and call them asking if they sent any such notice.