Netflix Canada Issues Warning over Phishing Scam
Published Dec 22, 2017It may be the season for giving, but it's also the season for scamming — something Netflix Canada wants you to be well aware of. In fact, Netflix Canada is going so far as warning subscribers of a new wave of fraudulent messages.
As the Canadian Press reports, the streaming service has issued an alert on its website warning Canadians of "suspicious" texts and emails asking for their login details.
The fake messages falsely inform subscribers that their Netflix access has been suspended due to some sort of payment issue, then directs them to a fake Netflix site asking them for their payment details.
Netflix warns the fake scam site looks very similar to the real site and even includes images of some of Netflix's most popular series, such as The Crown.
While phishing scams are hardly new, this one is apparently serious enough that it's caused Netflix to issue an official warning as the holiday break approaches, telling all users to avoid clicking any link sent in the email or text and to report any suspicious messages through the help section of its actual website.
So stay frosty out there this holiday season, everyone.