Isle of Wight Council Trading Standards are warning residents to be aware of a new Netflix scam/phishing email that is going around.
Emails are being sent from a fake Netflix email account saying ‘updating your payment details’ or ‘expired membership’ in an attempt to steal your personal or financial information.
This is a scam that can be used for a number of different companies, such as Paypal, Amazon or Sky for example. If you are able to check the senders actual email address you will generally find that it is either a personal email or it looks “made up” it wont be an official company email, if you are still unsure that the message is genuine find your own contact details for the company and contact them direct.
The really important thing to remember is NEVER click on links in emails, if you are unsure that the message is genuine find your own contact details for the company and contact them direct.