As the weekend approaches, I'm sure you're thinking of all the ways you can stay inside and relax. One of the best things to do on a Friday or Saturday night is, of course, to watch Netflix and chill.
There are so many new releases on Netflix, it's no wonder everyone can't wait to watch a new movie or show – I know I will be!
But as the workday passes on and you're checking your email, there's one in particular you should be cautious of. It looks like a legitimate email... but it's actually a scam.
The email looks like it's from Netflix asking account users to update their banking information.
The emails claims that the company is "apparently having problems with their billing information" – as reported by the Daily Mail.
If you were to click on this link, it sends the individual to another website where all your personal details will be collected by the scammers. Just like that your savings could vanish and you could be at risk for identity theft.
This is what the email states:
"We face some difficulties with the current billing information of your own. We will try again, but please at the same time you [sic] update your payment details."
After this message, there's a red button that says "Update Account now."
This could be detrimental to a lot of individuals, given that Netflix has 130 million subscribers. Luckily, the scam is being investigaed.
While many millenials understand scams as a uniquely Baby Boomer phenomenon, they, too, can become unsuspecting victims.
Contact your bank immediately if you think you have been scammed.
Markers of a scam email, according to The Sun:
– it doesn't state your full name
– it asks for personal information or account numbers
– it asks for your passwords
– it contains a link
Always use critical thinking when you're about to enter your banking information.