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Netflix users warned of email scam targeting millions of customers

Netflix users warned of email scam targeting millions of customers

The latest email scam making the rounds specifically targets Netflix subscribers and is particularly clever, which is to say that it's especially unsafe.

It was not immediately clear how many of Netflix's more than 109 million worldwide subscribers have received the email.

Netflix is warning approximately 110 million customers about a new scam tricking subscribers into thinking their accounts could be suspended.

Police have urged the community to watch out for the scam email, which informs recipients their billing information needs to be updated and they must "restart membership".

The company says if you clicked the link and provided any personal information, you should immediately change your Netflix password and contact your financial institution.

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.

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This scam email is relatively well-designed. Moreover, you should be very cautious while opening emails and avoid clicking any link blindly.

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

In an email statement to The Independent, the company said it takes the security of its members seriously.

Netflix subscribers, beware of a fake email that's going around.

As usual, always be sure to double check any emails purporting to be from a company that you have a relationship with, especially if it's asking you to click on a link within the message.

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