[Scam Alert] Netflix Is NOT Asking Members to Update Payment Details

Netflix free subscription scam

Did you receive notification emails from Netflix that ask you to update your payment details? Be careful, it is possibly a scam!

We have reported fake Netflix “free 1-year subscription” text messages before. Now the scams are also coming as phishing emails!

Fake Netflix emails look like legitimate ones, but the “UPDATE ACCOUNT NOW” button below is a phishing link; if you click on it, you might have your personal data stolen.

Please check before you take any actions. Copy/paste the link and send it to Trend Micro Check for immediate scam detection!

The content of Netflix payment update scam:


NETFLIX
Please update your payment details

Hi Dear,
We’re having some trouble with your current billing information. We’ll try again, but in the meantime you may want to update your payment details.
UPDATE ACCOUNT NOW
Need help? We’re here if you need it. Visit the Help Center or contact us now.
– Your friends at Netflix

Questions? Call 0800 096 8879
This account email has boen sent to you as part of your Netflix membership. To change your email preferences at any time, please visit the Communication Settings page for your account.
Please do not reply to this email, as we are unable to respond from this email address. If you need help or would like to contact us, please visit our Help Centre at help.netflix.com.
This message was emailed to [stivy22@sky.com] by Netflix.
SRC: 12618 1Q326 1 en-GB GB
Use of the Netflix service and website is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Statement.
?Netflix International B.V.?

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A screenshot of Netflix payment update email scam. Source: Snopes.com
Netflix update payment method
A screenshot of Netflix payment update email scam. Source: Snopes.com

How to avoid Netflix phishing scams?

  • Too-good-to-be-true deals are a major red flag.
  • Do not click on links from unknown resources. Check the safety of web addresses using Trend Micro Check:

Send a link or a screenshot of suspicious text messages to Trend Micro Check on WhatsApp for immediate scam detection:

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