We have seen many versions of Netflix scams, including free subscription phishing text messages and Netflix auto payment verification scams. Recently the Netflix auto payment scams have gone viral again, slightly changed: fake “account suspended” emails.
Scammers falsely claim that your Netflix account is suspended because they cannot process your payment. They instruct you to click on a phishing link to reactivate your Netflix account. However, all the sensitive data you enter will end up in scammers’ hands, such as your banking details, credit card numbers, or event Netflix login credetials. With it, scammers can take control over your bank and Netflix account, steal your money, and even commit other cybercrime like identity theft.
NETFLIX Your Netflix subscription suspended. Your grace period has expired. Your subscription has been suspended because we’re still unable to process your payment. We understand that Netflix is important to you, so we’re offering a one-time reactivation of your subscription for 1 days. If your payment issue isn’t resolved during this reactivation period, you won’t be able to use Netflix services. To reactivate your subscription, you need to follow the steps below:
How to Protect Yourself
- Double-check the sender’s mobile number/email address.
- Reach out to the Netflix official customer support directly for help if you think there are issues with your account.
- Messages instructing you to get paid via links are suspicious. NEVER click links or attachments from unknown sources. Use Trend Micro Check to detect scams with ease!
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