Australian Netflix users are being warned of an ‘extremely convincing’ scam email that asks customers to hand over personal details including credit card information.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority [ACMA] detected the phishing scam this week and has urged users to delete the email with the subject line: ‘Netflix Membership On Hold.’
‘Attention Netflix users: A fake email is being circulated… The link in the email takes you to a fake sign-in page almost identical to the real Netflix page,’ ACMA said in a statement issued on Thursday.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority detected the phishing scam this week and has urged users to delete the email
‘This is a scam targeting Australian and overseas Netflix users, aiming to steal your Netflix credentials.
‘The fake sign-in page is extremely convincing and is a reminder that phishing scams aren’t just about stealing your bank account details—you need to keep ALL your personal information, including all login details, safe and secure.
‘If you receive an email, delete it immediately.’
Manager of Cyber Security at ACMA, Bruce Matthews said the latest scam takes subscribers to a fake Netflix sign in page. The fake websites uses information from the real website to obtain further personal details.
ACMA has issued this warning to alert Netflix customers about the scam
The next page is an account verification form and once users fill out all the fields they are prompted to share credit card information.
Mr Matthews said the phishing scam was smart enough to verify credit card information based on the users bank.
Scammers are then able to use the information obtained to access financial accounts.
‘Scammers are targeting popular services where people may not apply security consciousness,’ Mr Matthews said.
The scam uses an extremely convincing, but fake, Netflix login page to steal customer information