Netflix is one of the biggest success stories in modern media. Originally pitched to Blockbuster Video as a way for people to rent DVDs through the mail (Blockbuster turned them down, look how that ended), the service has grown into the most massive online streaming service in the world.
Not only do they carry dozens of shows and movies we already love (while constantly adding more), but since 2013, Netflix's original programming has given us massive hits like House of Cards, Orange Is The New Black, Sense8, and Marvel's The Defenders franchise.
With over 103 MILLION subscribers around the world and revenue of over $8 BILLION, it's safe to say that the company has firmly established themselves and aren't going anywhere anytime soon.
Unfortunately, money like that can often attract some pretty unsavory characters, and right now there are a few who are trying to trick Netflix customers out of their hard-earned money.
Keep reading for details on this scam and how to avoid being tricked by it...
According to a report by FoxBusiness, a scam email claiming to be from Netflix support has been making the rounds online. As the report states;
"The email is sent to users from “firstname.lastname@example.org” and warns that a person’s Netflix account is on hold due to issues from the prior payment. [...] If users click the embedded link within the body of the email, it takes them to a fraudulent Netflix page where they can enter their bank information, which hackers then have access to."
When asked about the email, a spokesperson from Netflix responded by saying “Unfortunately, scams are common on the internet and target popular brands such as Netflix and other companies with large customer bases to lure users into giving out personal information."
If you receive this suspicious-looking email, delete it immediately and don't open it!