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Netflix Subscription Scam: How It Works

(with video below) The great popularity that Netflix has achieved with its convenient service has also attracted scammers who want to take advantage of it. There is an email going around these days claiming to be from Netflix, but is sent by scammers who use the network's logo, graphics, and even layout to offer subscribers a new outstanding deal. There are four variations of the Netflix Subscription Scam email. How do they work?

Watch the video below to see a first variation of Netflix Scam exposed:

Netflix Scam In The News Video

In the first particular case, the text of the email reads: "We are allowing the first 25,000 subscribers to receive a special rate and lock in their current pricing for the next five years. Click here for this offer".

Clicking the link will get you to fill in a form with all your banking and personal info, not to mention the link containing malware or other viruses.


In the second variation of the Netflix Scam, the victim reveives an email with the Subject title: "Unable to Bill Your Subscription". The content of the email is: "We're unable to bill your subscription with the current payment method. To ensure the service will not be interrupted, you'll need to update your card information. You can do this by clicking: Sign In to my account here [compromised link], then you will be prompted to update your card information."

Needless to say, you won't be paying the real Netflix, but the scammers impersonating the company.

In the third variation of the scam, you receive an email from a "Netflix Club" with the subject title: "Your Netflix Membership Is About To Be Cancelled". In the content of the email the ask you "please update your payment method. We are having problems authorizing your card". See image below.


Then, an account login page is provided, just as seen in the main image of this article. The page looks absolutely identical to the real Netflix. Logging in, you do nothing but giving scammers the credentials for getting into your account, where you have your credit card information.

Finally, in the fourth variation of the scam, the email claims to offer a free subscription to Netflix for a year, as a 9 year anniversary of the company. Once you click the but red button and want to "Join Now", you'll be offering scammers all your personal information, which they can use for identity theft.


How to avoid the Netflix Subscription scam:

If not sure, go to the real Netflix' official website and check for their amazing deals. Don't click the link provided in the e-mail. If you take a closer look at the message received, you might see that the scammers' e-mail comes from a domain name spelled Netfl1x, missing the letter "i" (photo).


How to report the Netflix Subscription scam:

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

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