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Protect Your Money: Beware of Netflix Phishing Scam

If you are anyone you know has a Netflix account I want to inform you of a new email scam circulating. The goal is to gain access to your bank information so they can steal your hard-earned money.

According to the Guardian, the email is sent to users from “supportnetflix@checkinformation.com” and tells them that their Netflix account is on hold due to issues from a prior payment.

If someone clicks the link in the body of the email, it takes them to a fraudulent Netflix page where they are asked to enter their bank information, giving access to hackers.

This scam is going around in the U.K. right now but if it makes its way to your inbox don’t click the link.

Protect Yourself

Always beware of phishing. It’s a way for criminals to carry out identity theft by using emails, robocalls and fake websites to try and steal your personal information. This includes your passwords, banking info, social security number and other sensitive data.

If you receive an email claiming to be from your bank or any other company that has your personal information, don’t click on any of the links. It could be a scam. Instead, login to your account separately to check for any new notices. You can also call the company about the information sent by email.

Since criminals use various online tactics and phishing schemes to steal your hard-earned money it’s important to keep your information safe.

These scams can be found in many places on the internet with new versions and variations popping up constantly. So be diligent.  When you receive something in your inbox make sure that whatever the sender claims to want or is offering you is legitimate.

If you ever need to check something with a company and you are unsure go to their website and login from there to check your account.

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About Touya Kelley

Touya Kelley has spent the last 5 years of her life offering financial solutions to people. On her personal finance blog Break Free And Win, her goal is to help and encourage others to manage God's money well.

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