[Scam Alert] Netflix “Free Subscription” Phishing Text Message

Netflix scam alert

Netflix free subscription text message scams are on the rise again! Last year we’ve reported this phishing text scam, but recently the scam texts reappear.

Posing as Netflix and claiming to be giving away free subscriptions due to the pandemic, scammers try to trick you into clicking the phishing link included in the message. Once you click on the link, you will be asked to enter your login credentials or other personal information. In a worse case, unknowingly download malicious files to your device.

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Netflix free subscription scam
Netflix free subscription scam in 2021. Source: Reddit
Netflix free subscription phishing scam.
Netflix free subscription phishing scam in 2020. Source: Reddit


Due to the pandemic, Netflix is giving everyone a free 1-year subscription to help you stay at home. Get yours here: (link)” were sent to many people recently. Be careful.

How to Protect Yourself

Be aware of any too good to be true offers and unknown links. Copy/paste the link and send it to Trend Micro Check for immediate scam detection.

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