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Don't Waste Your Money: Be careful if you are Netflix user

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Posted at 2:49 PM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 15:51:42-04

If you subscribe to Netflix, you need to know about a slick scam targeting millions of people this month.

It appears to be an alert from the streaming service.

It’s easy to fall for if you aren’t careful. Be vigilant, so you don’t waste your money.

Netflix has helped get many of us through the pandemic.

Giving us great shows to binge watch instead of heading out to bars or other social activities at night.

That’s why you might perk up if Netflix says there’s a problem with your account!

Netflix has been a lifeline during our long COVID staycation.

“Ozark,” “The Crown,” Michael Jordan’s “Last Dance,” “Sherlock,” “Stranger Things,” “The Twilight Zone” and much more.

But you might think you are in a real-life Rod Serling episode if you fall for one of the slickest phishing scams in recent years.

The latest is a Netflix email saying "notice of verification failure,"alerting you to a problem with your billing credit card.

It asks you to update the card, or your Netflix account will be canceled.

People who have clicked through ended up on a Captcha page which looks very legitimate.

But stop right there! It's all a scam.

And from the “Doesn’t That Stink File,” why you won’t even know you fell for a scam.

Forbes magazine says once you re-enter your credit card number, you are re-directed to Netflix's real page.

Everything's fine...until your credit card is soon hacked. And that stinks.

Remember a legit email from a company you do business with should include your name or account number.

Not just “Dear customer.”

That way you don’t waste your money.