Watch out! Millions of Netflix users target of email scam

Netflix users are being urged to remain wary of a unsafe and convincing email scam now doing the rounds. Although the firm hasn't said anything on the number of targeted subscribers, according to Deadline, it's around 110 million.

The new phishing scam - which looks like the real deal - falsely tells users that their account will been suspended unless their payment information is updated within 48 hours.

While Netflix said it does occasionally use email to contact users about their accounts, they said they will never ask for billing information to be updated over email.

If you suspect an email or text message is not from Netflix, do not reply to it. Follow the steps below to forward it to us.

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Netflix officials say the company does not ask for any personal information to be sent to over email, including account passwords, Social Security numbers or credit/debit card information.

"Unfortunately, these scams are common on the internet and target popular brands such as Netflix and other companies with larger customer bases to lure users into giving out personal information".

Complete with Netflix logos and a legitimate looking layout, the bogus email is a far cry from the mistake-ridden emails often associated with scammers - leading tech experts to urge users to be extra cautious. Moreover, you should be very cautious while opening emails and avoid clicking any link blindly. Instead, it's trying to steal your credit card information.

So if my address included just my first name, such as Damian@email.com, then it might appear convincing as it'd address me as "Damian".

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