The latest email scam making the rounds specifically targets Netflix subscribers and is particularly clever, which is to say that it's especially unsafe. Although the firm hasn't said anything on the number of targeted subscribers, according to Deadline, it's around 110 million.
A hacker purporting to be Netflix is attempting to steal information from the subscription service's more than 100 million customers via an email scam. For a moment we might assume the same as Netflix's latest subscriber count is roughly the same.
The scam uses an email, with the subject line of "suspension notification". A link will take them to a fake Netflix website where they are asked to log in and enter credit card numbers.More news: Woman fired for showing Trump motorcade the middle finger
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Aside from the error with the recipient name field, this email looks quite convincing.
"Obviously we'd love to have you back, click restart your membership to update your details and continue to enjoy all the best TV shows & movies without interruption", the email reads. In order to verify any emails about billing or other information, Netflix said one could put their cursor over whatever link is in the note and see the real address at the bottom of their browser.
This works like a mail-merge; the body of the email is generic, but the sender field is created to show the name of the intended victim, which personalizes the scam making it more convincing. The look and feel of the email is decidedly Netflix inspired and, equally as important, the email itself isn't suspiciously forceful or coercive.