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Netflix And Steal? Police In Ohio Warn Of Netflix Phishing Scheme

Posted at 10:35 AM, Dec 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-17 10:47:49-05

SOLON, Ohio (WLWT) –  Police in Ohio are warning about an email phishing scam that could spread nationwide.

If you’ve received an email that looks to be from Netflix recently, police are urging customers to double check them before offering up any personal information. Officials recently shared a screenshot of a phishing email designed to steal personal information. The email claims the user’s account is on hold because Netflix is “having some trouble with your current billing information.”

According to WLWT, police in Solon, Ohio shared a screenshot of a phishing email that aims to steal your information. The email claims the user’s account is on hold and that Netflix is having “trouble with your current billing information.” The email provides a link to update their payment method.

We talk about scams from time to time. Here's an example of an email phishing attempt that I received. (Biggest clue…

Posted by City of Solon, Ohio Police Department Government on Thursday, December 6, 2018

The email was sent to an officer in Solon who said he isn’t even a user of the popular streaming service.

Police say the links could be a way to install malware, harmful viruses, onto your computer.

“Criminals want you to click the links, so that you voluntarily give your personal identifying information away,” police wrote on Facebook. “Don’t put your guard down. Contact the source of the email by another method that you trust, to make sure your accounts are maintained.”