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The new Netflix email phishing scam you should know about

Posted: 6:40 AM, Dec 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-17 10:51:42-05
The new Netflix email phishing scam you should know about

SOLON, Ohio — An Ohio police department is warning of a Netflix email phishing scam that is asking people to update their payment details after one of their officers, who doesn't even have a Netflix account, received the email.

The city of Solon, Ohio Police Department put out the warning, saying criminals want you to click the links so that you voluntarily give out your personal information. The links also could install malware on your computer.

In a photo, the very real-looking email it asks users to update their payment details, saying the account is on hold.

"Hi Dear, We're having some trouble with your current billing information. We'll try again, but in the meantime you may want to update your payment details," the email reads, with a link to update the account.

Netflix said if you believe you have received a fraudulent email appearing to be from the company, never enter your details, never click on any links and do not reply to it. Instead, forward it to phishing@netflix.com and include the message header information.