This close…I came THIS close…to handing over all my pertinent information, including my social and a credit card to a bogus scam posing as Netflix.
I’m pretty darn savvy about these phishing scams, but this one played to the truth, which is what sucked me in. The credit card that I have on file with Netflix is about to expire, so this email struck me as real.
(I removed all the links, including the one I clicked on. )
Your account is on hold. Update your account to get back to watching Hi, 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.
UPDATE ACCOUNT NOW Need help? We are here if you need it. Visit the Help Center or contact us now. Your friends at Netflix
2/14/2018 5:08:49 PM
What do you do if you get one these?
Forward it to: firstname.lastname@example.org (This is a real link to the real Netflix.)
I can’t tell you how violated, embarrassed and angry this made me feel.
Be careful, my friends. The phrauds are out there, waiting to suck you in.