Fraud warning over fake Netflix emails that trick you into handing over your bank details
- Scam asks users to update their billing information with link to fake website
- Action Fraud have issued warning after fake emails were reported to them
- Fraud team said anyone who clicks link should contact their bank immediately
- Have you been affected by scam? Email email@example.com
Netflix users have been warned to look out for fake emails that ask users to update their bank details.
The email asks streaming service customers to update their account because they are having problems with the billing information.
The link then sends unsuspecting viewers to a website where anyone who submits information will have their details harvested by scammers, reports the Sun.
Netflix users have been warned to look out for fake emails that ask users to update their bank details
The email reads: ‘We face some difficulties with the current billing information of your own.
‘We will try again, but please at the same time you [sic] update your payment details.’
Anyone who has clicked on the link should contact Action Fraud, and report the breach to their bank
Action Fraud are currently investigation the scam.
A spokesperson said: ‘Watch out for these fake Netflix emails. Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case its a scam.
‘Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.’
Netflix currently has around 130 million subscribers.
Anyone who has clicked on the link should contact Action Fraud, and report the breach to their bank.