New scam targets Netflix customers

Netflix logo, Photo Date: April 19, 2016
Netflix logo, Photo Date: April 19, 2016(WHSV)
Published: Jan. 11, 2017 at 3:17 PM EST
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The Aroostook County Sheriff's Office is warning Netflix costumers of a possible scam. Sheriff's posted the following on their Facebook page;

"Netflix Members: Caution!

If you are a Netflix customer and you receive an email asking you to update your membership information, don’t respond!

It has just been reported by Fire Eye Labs that an active campaign to obtain personal and financial information from Netflix users is being conducted in the U.S.

Netflix users are receiving an email claiming to be from the company asking them to update their Netflix login information. After providing this, a second screen appears which asks users to validate their payment information by providing:

Name on credit card

Card Number

Card Expiration Date

Card Security Code

Social Security Number

After Netflix customers have provided their information on the fraudulent website, they are re-directed to the actual Netflix homepage.

The phishing email looks surprisingly realistic and uses legitimate servers that were compromised, so security software may not recognize the email as a phishing attempt."