Netflix users are being tricked into thinking that due to “issues in the automatic verification process” their account has been “temporarily suspended”. They are then being asked to enter their personal information in order to “verify” their details.
Email security company MailGuard this week said the scam was first detected in Australian inboxes on Monday evening, and has warned users to stay vigilant and look out for signs that point to the illegitimacy of the emails.
Simple typos are a dead giveaway, as is the sender's email address, which uses a lower case ‘L’ character to replace the ‘i’ in Netflix.
“Unfortunately, scams are common on the internet and target popular brands such as Netflix and other companies with large customer bases to lure users into giving out personal information,” said a Netflix spokesman.
“Members who want to learn more about how to keep their personal information safe against phishing scams and other malicious activity can go to the Netflix security page or contact Customer Service directly.”