Scam Alert for Netflix Users
Another brand-jacking scam is occurring via a large scale email scam since last Friday. This time, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, Netflix is the victim.
These emails have been blocked by itro Mail Scan, powered by MailGuard, stopping malicious emails from entering any inboxes.
The scam has a clean design with very similar branding and have attempted a mail merge to have recipients name to personalise the scam making it more convincing. However, the scammer’s system has failed as you can see below in the screen-capture:
Tips on how to spot this email as illegitimate:
- Non-personalisation or incorrect personal details
- Suspicious or hidden email address, therefore, always check domain addresses because Netflix will only ever send an email from a domain of @Netflix.com
- Misleading hyperlinks. Before clicking any links, hover over it and check the domain it is linking you to and if they look suspicious do not click them and instead refer to the companies website
Clicking the link takes the user to a compromised WordPress website which asks you to sign in which asks for you to log in and provide personal information and credit card details:
The bogus website is well-designed creating legitimacy, so, there is no surprise Netflix customers are believing the email and website to be legitimate. In addition to the above tips, if you are suspicious of a website, always check the URL and ensure the domain address is correct.
After the user has logged in they are prompted to provide billing information and also credit card details to the bogus website.
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