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29th Jan 2019

Netflix issue warning over scam in Ireland that could drain your bank account


A ‘sophisticated’ scam.

Netflix users are being warned to be wary of any scams as a hoax email has been doing the round in the past few days.

The scam in question is an email that tells you your account has been suspended. It then directs you to click a link which lands to a phishing page that takes your personal information, as well as your bank details.

Email security service MailGuard uncovered the scam and said in a statement: “There are several grammatical and spelling errors within the body, such as the bolded ‘suspeneded’. Spacing errors are also present throughout the email.”

Meanwhile, Netflix said:

“We take the security of our members’ accounts seriously and Netflix employs numerous proactive measures to detect fraudulent activity to keep the Netflix service and our members’ accounts secure.

“Unfortunately, scams are common on the internet and target popular brands such as Netflix and other companies with large customer bases to lure users into giving out personal information.

“Members who want to learn more about how to keep their personal information safe against phishing scams and other malicious activity can go to or contact Customer Service directly.”