Email scam targets Netflix users

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A Netflix email scam has targeted millions of subscribers worldwide.

A Netflix scam has attacked 110 million subscribers.

The Netflix email scam, which is designed neatly to look authentic, informs the customers that their account will be canceled unless they update their account information.

"If you're unsure about a link in an email, you can always hover your cursor over the link to see where it directs in which you can see the real linked web address at the bottom of most browsers", the Netflix website reads. According to a report from Deadline, scammers are firing off emails with the subject line "Your suspension notification" to masses of people.

They then ask the user to submit their personal details along with credit or debit card details. You might think there's no way you'll ever be fooled, but a fleeting moment of distraction or break in concentration might lead you to click on a link you shouldn't, and who knows where you might end up after that. It's definitely more sophisticated than the last Netflix email phishing attempt.

Scammers are trying to lure the public into sharing their information by claiming they've won a year's free subscription to Netflix.

Netflix recommended customers should delete any such email that looks suspicious. All you have to do is sign back in, update your credit card information, and restart your account.

An Australian cyber security firm is warning Netflix subscribers about a scam email aiming to steal users personal information by tricking them into thinking that accounts are in danger of being suspended, "Today" reported.

Netflix said it is aware of the ongoing scam, adding that the company takes security seriously and has measures in place to detect fraudulent activity.

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