The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has issued a warning to Netflix users about a fake email that links to a phishing site that looks almost identical to the real Netflix page. Here's what you need to know.
The fake email has the subject line "Netflix Membership On Hold" and contains a link to what appears to be the official Netflix sign-in page. However, the email and site are both fakes created to steal your Netflix credentials.
Here's the full alert issued by ACMA:
Attention Netflix users: A fake email is being circulated with the common subject line of “Netflix Membership On Hold". The link in the email takes you to a fake sign-in page almost identical to the real Netflix page. This is a scam targeting Australian and overseas Netflix users, aiming to steal your Netflix credentials. The fake sign-in page is extremely convincing and is a reminder that phishing scams aren’t just about stealing your bank account details—you need to keep ALL your personal information, including all login details, safe and secure. If you receive an email, delete it immediately.
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