Email scam targets Netflix's millions of subscribers

According to Mailguard, the Netflix email scam works like mail-merge, where the body of the mail is generic, but the sender field is created to show the name of the targeted user, giving a strong and convincing look to the email.

A Netflix scam has attacked 110 million subscribers.

A new Netflix email scam has reportedly been targeting the popular streaming service's millions of subscribers, falsely informing them that their accounts are on the verge of being suspended.

The email contains a link that takes subscribers to a fake Netflix website where they are asked to log in and enter information including credit card numbers.

So if you receive an email like this, DO NOT CLICK the link without making sure it's bona fide. This means, the email could target subscribers to steal their personal and credit card information.

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Complete with Netflix logos and a legitimate looking layout, the bogus email is a far cry from the mistake-ridden emails often associated with scammers - leading tech experts to urge users to be extra cautious.

So if my address included just my first name, such as Damian@email.com, then it might appear convincing as it'd address me as "Damian".

MailGuard called the phishing scam "relatively well designed" because of its ability to generate "individualized messages with specific recipient data".

Before you click on a link, hover over the link to see the actual web address you will be taken to.

Like most online companies, Netflix has a help page that gives safety and security tips.

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