Netflix Users Receive Fake Billing Message! Here's What Experts Say You Need to Do to Avoid the Massive Scam
(Photo : Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 28: A participant sits with a laptop computer as he attends the annual Chaos Communication Congress of the Chaos Computer Club at the Berlin Congress Center on December 28, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. The Chaos Computer Club is Europe's biggest network of computer hackers and its annual congress draws up to 3,000 participants.
Netflix Users Receive Fake Billing Message! Here's What Experts Say You Need to Do to Avoid the Massive Scam
(Photo : Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 28: A participant sits with a laptop computer as he attends the annual Chaos Communication Congress of the Chaos Computer Club at the Berlin Congress Center on December 28, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. The Chaos Computer Club is Europe's biggest network of computer hackers and its annual congress draws up to 3,000 participants.

A new Netflix billing scam is currently circulating online! Many users said that they are receiving an email message that claims their account will be permanently closed if they don't verify their billing information.

Netflix Users Receive Fake Billing Message! Here's What Experts Say You Need to Do to Avoid the Massive Scam
(Photo : Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 28: A participant sits with a laptop computer as he attends the annual Chaos Communication Congress of the Chaos Computer Club at the Berlin Congress Center on December 28, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. The Chaos Computer Club is Europe's biggest network of computer hackers and its annual congress draws up to 3,000 participants.

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Security experts are now putting the users on high alerts after discovering that the hackers are fooling them to hand over their sensitive billing data. Express UK reported that the new campaign is more worrying since it is targeting the Netflix customers in a bid to access their actual bank accounts.

The fake messages state that the users must comply within 48 hours or two days to avoid getting their favorite movies and shows from being blocked. Although this could not actually happen, many users are pressured since their account will be deleted if they don't provide their payment details.

How to avoid the new Netflix scam

Although the new scam looks legit, Netflix said that the users should disregard the email since the platform will never contact them to via text or email message to ask for their banking details.

Netflix Users Receive Fake Billing Message! Here's What Experts Say You Need to Do to Avoid the Massive Scam
(Photo : Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 28: A participant sits with a laptop computer as he attends the annual Chaos Communication Congress of the Chaos Computer Club at the Berlin Congress Center on December 28, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. The Chaos Computer Club is Europe's biggest network of computer hackers and its annual congress draws up to 3,000 participants.

"We will never ask you to enter your personal information in a text or email. This includes credit or debit card numbers, bank account details, Netflix passwords," said Netflix via Express UK.

"We will never request payment through a 3rd party vendor or website," added the company.

The video platform suggests that the users should not tap the message if it contains an unfamiliar URL. If they accidentally clicked the text or email message, they are highly advised not to provide or enter any information on an unfamiliar website.

Security experts added that the hackers and other malicious actors can't breach the users' banking accounts unless they provide it to them. The new scam came after a price hike appeared on the popular streaming service, making it look more real.

Another Netflix scam

Aside from the new Netflix billing scam, there is another hacking campaign that is also currently targeting Netflix fans. According to The Denver Channel's latest report, the other scam claims that the users can have a free Netflix account that can be used for a year.

It sends a message that states Netflix is offering everyone a free year of service because of the ongoing pandemic. However, once you clicked it, the message will direct you to a website that requires you to add a payment method.

This just shows that hackers are becoming more notorious since most people are currently staying in their homes.

For more news updates about Netflix scams and other hacking campaigns, always keep your tabs open here at TechTimes.

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