A new phishing email asking users to update their payment information on Netflix has been making the rounds since the 29th of October in a bid to harvest users’ credit card data, according to MailGuard. The email, which contains the Netflix logo, informs customers that a change has been “noticed” in their Netflix account, and they are advised to update their payment information immediately, with a link provided to do so. “This is also a phishing page designed to harvest confidential payment data of users,” MailGuard stated. But while it may look legitimate on the surface, MailGuard stated there are some pretty clear red flags. “There are several grammatical and spelling errors within the body, such as “update payment information to Netflix.” Spacing errors are also present throughout the email, a trait that is not likely to be present if the email was being sent from a well-established organization such as Netflix.
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