Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Netflix scam: Phishing scam tricks customers for personal information

See also

Netflix users need to be really careful because they could end up having their personal info in the hands of the wrong people. A Netflix phishing scam is currently sweeping around and as Inquisitr reported on March 4, 2013, the scammers are tricking people into calling "customer support" so they can steal all their personal information.

The Netflix phish scam is a smart one, as far as scams go, because those looking to steal information can end up getting it from the over 44 million subscribers. The scary part is that number is just Netflix subscribers in the United States alone.

What happens is that Netflix users will get a fake website alert instructing them to call into customer support, they are prompted to give personal information. The only problem is that the number they are calling isn't real Netflix customer support.

That is where the Netflix phishing scam gets them.

The people the Netflix users are talking to is someone overseas and they'll advise the users to download some "helpful software" to get their account off suspension.

Once that software is downloaded by the Netflix user, the scammers can take over a person's device and access all the information they need. It's also possible that the fake customer support numbers will ask for credit card information and simply steal your identity.

Be fully aware of what is going on with the Netflix phishing scam, and don't fall for it.

For e-mail updates whenever a new article is posted, please subscribe at the bottom of the page and follow me on Twitter, GoogleBuzz, or join my group on Facebook and Celebrity Buzz.

Advertisement

News

  • Jar-Jar is more popular than Congress
    A new poll shows Jar-Jar Binks is more popular than Congress
    Video
    Video
  • Missing girl found
    After 9 months of being missing, Abigail Hernandez is back with her family
    US News
  • Tree destroyed by beetles
    A tree meant to honor Beatle George Harrison has been destroyed by beetles
    Top News
  • Mystery flags on bridge
    Mysterious white flags have replaced the American ones on the Brooklyn Bridge
    New York
  • Weird Al album debut
    Weird Al's new album has officially debuted at no. 1
    Music
  • Broncos owner resigns
    Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has resigned due to Alzheimer's
    Sports