Phishing Scam Targeting Netflix Customers-Reported as Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
Netflix customers are being targeted by a phishing scam in which victims receive an email appearing to be from Netflix that asks them to confirm membership info — which is then stolen by scammers.
Warnings about a phishing scam targeting Netflix customers’ personal information that began circulating in January 2017 appear to be credible.
The malware prevention and cybersecurity firm FireEye issued a warning on January 9, 2017, stating that it’s Email Threat Prevention (ETP) system had discovered a phishing scam targeting Netflix customers’ credit card data and personal information:
The attack seems to start with an email notification – sent by the attackers – that asks the user to update their Netflix membership details. The phishing link inside the email body directs recipients to a page that attempts to mimic a Netflix login page…
As in most phishing scams, those who click on the link are directed to a login page that has been designed by the scammers to look exactly like the official Netflix login page:
After submitting login information, Netflix customers are then asked to confirm their billing address before being directed to another page to validate payment information:
It’s important to remember that no credible company would ever ask you to provide your Social Security Number via a website or email — and you should never provide it.
Netflix has not responded to warnings about a phishing scam targeting Netflix customers, so it’s not clear how many people have been affected by it. The the Aroostock County Sheriff’s Office posted a warning on Facebook that has been widely circulated, but again, the warning doesn’t cite any first-person accounts of the phishing scam targeting Nextflix users. So, while based on Fire Eye’s credibility it’s clear that a phishing scam targeting Netflix customers exists, but it’s not clear how many Netflix customer, if any at all, have been targeted by the scam.