A flurry of news concerning Netflix in recent days has presumably motivated this recent phishing attempt, as scammers continue to pursue current events and breaking news stories to attract victims.
In the email is a red button “CLICK HERE TO VERIFY YOUR ACCOUNT” that leads directly to a replica Netflix login page, as well as pages that ask for personal details including Credit Card information.
Unsuspecting Netflix customers who are tricked into this process will not only divulge their account password (which they may have used elsewhere), but may also have their credit card details stolen and used for fraudulent purchases.
If you do receive a Netflix phishing email you should report it officially to Netflix by forwarding the message to firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information about keeping your Netflix account secure can be found here.
Until next time, stay safe out there.
January 8, 2015