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Watch Out For Fake Netflix Emails and Text Messages – Phishing

by Brett M. Christensen

Scammers continue to target Netflix customers via bogus subscription notification messages.

According to a recent tweet,  ActionFraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime, has received more than 400 reports about fake Netflix emails.

The fake notifications, which are delivered via email and text message, urge you to follow a link to deal with a supposed problem with your Netflix subscription.

Often, the bogus messages will claim that a recent payment has failed or that you need to verify your subscription details. The messages warn that your account will be cancelled if you don’t quickly take action.

Clicking opens a website containing a fraudulent account update form.  The form asks for your credit card numbers, your name and contact details, and other sensitive personal information.

Scammers can collect the information you enter and use it to commit credit card fraud and identity theft.

Be wary of any message purporting to be from Netflix that claims that you must click a link to fix a supposed account or billing problem.

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

ActionFraud Tweet:

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