Netflix subscribers beware of email scam

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Netflix subscribers beware of email scam

News reports indicate more than 100 million subscribers may have been targeted by the scam so far.

If you are one of the nearly 110 million Netflix subscribers around the world, you should pay very close attention to an email "from" Netflix in which the video-streaming giant purports to need you to validate your billing information.

The scam email informs the recipients their billing information needs to be updated and they must "restart membership".

Once the scammers have all the data they're after, the tricked Netflix subscriber is shown the message, "Your membership has been reactivated".

The email, titled "Your suspension notification", is created to mirror real messages from the streaming website.

The email is sent under the subject line "Your suspension notification" and features a link to take the subscriber to a fake Netflix page which requires their log-in information.

Netflix users are being warned against a fake email making its rounds to steal the personal and credit card information of users.

Netflix confirmed that the emails are fake and don't come from the company.

Scammers are trying to lure the public into sharing their information by claiming they've won a year's free subscription to Netflix.

This isn't the first time Netflix users have been targeted in email scams.

If you receive an email that appears to be from the Netflix team, be extra vigilant before following the instructions within.

The company has reportedly stated that they take "the security of our members' accounts seriously and employs numerous proactive measures to detect fraudulent activity to keep the Netflix service and members' accounts secure".

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