Scammers are sending out fake Netflix emails to steal banking details – here’s what to watch out for

Scammers are sending out fake Netflix emails to steal banking details – here’s what to watch out for
Netflix account holders are being warned to stay vigilant as a result of recent scam emails (Photo: Shutterstock)

Fraudsters claiming to work for Netflix are sending out scam emails in a bid to obtain users’ personal banking details, Action Fraud has warned.

The fraud and cyber crime reporting agency has now issued a warning to Netflix subscribers after seeing an increase in the number of phishing scams connected to the TV and movie streaming service.

The scam emails state that there is something wrong with the account, or falsely suggest that the account has been suspended.

‘Difficulties with billing’

“We face some difficulties with the current billing information of your own,” reads the nonsensical fake email.

“We will try again, but please at the same time you update your payment details.”

The email also includes a link that says ‘Update Account Now’ which leads recipients to a website branded with the Netflix logo that looks convincingly official.

However, the website is actually run by scammers who are looking to obtain users’ personal login and payment details.

Never automatically click on a link

Action Fraud is now urging all Netflix users not to respond to any suspicious emails that claim to be from Netflix.

Action Fraud said: “Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam.

“Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.”