Received a suspicious text message that says you can claim some type of Netflix refund? You’re not alone — lots of people have been getting them and wondering whether they’re legitimate. The answer is no, they’re smishing (SMS phishing) scams, but keep on reading for the low-down.
Is ClaimRefund[.]info Legit?
ClaimRefund[.]info is a scam website and any text message that contains a link to it is 100% a scam, such as the ones below.
Netflix is not refunding people money via ClaimRefund[.]info. The scammers behind the messages are just using the allure of a refund to try to entice people into clicking on the link to the malicious website — where they may be tricked into entering their personal and/or financial information. Any information entered into the site will be accessible by the scammers.
Netflix Refund Scam
Fortunately, ClaimRefund[.]info is currently offline. But that doesn’t mean that Netflix refund scams are no longer a threat. Scammers may bring the site back online or link to another scam website altogether, so watch out!
Combat Scams With Trend Micro Check
If you receive a lot of scam messages and you want an easy way to stay protected, you’ll want to check out Trend Micro Check.
Trend Micro Check is a browser extension and mobile app for detecting scams, phishing attacks, malware, and dangerous links — and it’s FREE!
After you’ve pinned the Trend Micro Check extension, it will block dangerous sites automatically! (Available on Safari, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Edge).
You can also download the Trend Micro Check mobile app for 24/7 automatic scam and spam detection and filtering. (Available for Android and iOS).
Check out this page for more information on Trend Micro Check.
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- By Tim | October 21, 2022
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