Phishing scam targets millions of Netflix subscribers

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The email began targeting users on Friday. Subscribers are then asked to enter their billing information.

With a subject line "Your suspension notification", the email claims unless credit card details are provided by the customer their subscription will instantly be shut down.

According to MailGuard, a website which tracks email security issues, this scam is relatively well-designed and could fool some users.

Customers report receiving an email that looks like it is from Netflix.

In other words, if you get a note like this from Netflix, or anyone else, don't just go clicking on any links inside.

Many email scams are rather crude and easy to spot, but they're getting more sophisticated all the time. "Obviously we'd love to have you back, simply click restart your membership to update your details and continue to enjoy all the best TV shows and movies without interruption".

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

We take the security of our members' accounts seriously and Netflix employs numerous proactive measures to detect fraudulent activity to keep the Netflix service and our members' accounts secure.

Aside from the error with the recipient name field, this email looks quite convincing.

Netflix users are being warned against a fake email making its rounds to steal the personal and credit card information of users.

According to ABC News, the scam threatens to suspend their accounts if they don't update their billing information.