Beware This Netflix Phishing Scam
Proving that nothing is sacred, Valley News Live out of Fargo, North Dakota reports that some Netflix subscribers are getting fraudulent emails advising them to update their credit card information. The email might look something like:
Sorry for the interruption but we are having trouble authorizing your Credit Card. Please visit netflixyouraccountpayment.com to enter your payment information again or to use a different payment method. When you have finished, we will try to verify your account again. If it still does not work, you will want to contact your credit card company.
The link, however, doesn't go to the official Netflix page; it links you to a URL that will presumably collect your personal information for criminal purposes.
Netflix will never solicit personal information via email. If you need to change or adjust your payment information, you should never follow a link, but type Netflix.com directly into your browser and review your account information from there. Netflix will also field reports of phishing schemes at firstname.lastname@example.org.