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Netflix ‘Complete a Brief Validation Process’ Phishing Scam

by Brett M. Christensen

Yet another phishing scam email is targeting Netflix users.  The fraudulent email, which features the Netflix logo and footer details, claims that the company failed to validate the information it holds on record for your account. 

It urges you to click a link to complete a brief validation process so that you can “continue enjoying Netflix”.

If you fall for the ruse and click the link you will be taken to a scam website that asks for your credit card numbers, your name and contact details, and other identifying information. All of the information you supply can be collected by criminals and used to commit credit card fraud and identity theft.

A series of similar Netflix phishing scam emails have been distributed in recent years. Be very wary of any email that purports to be from Netflix and claims that you must click a link or open an attached file to rectify an account issue, update details, or avoid an account cancellation.

It is always safest to login to your online accounts by entering the account address into your browser’s address bar or via an official app.

The Netflix website includes information about recognising and reporting such phishing attempts. 

An example of the scam email:

Netflix Phishing Scam

Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.

I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.

Closing Date

Hoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.

Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,
Hoax-Slayer