Heads up if you love Netflix…there’s a big phishing scam going around this week where many users are getting emails purportedly from Netflix looking for account information. The emails claims that your account has been disabled because of billing problems and recommends to update your payment details.

Don’t click on the link. Report it to Netflix. Delete the email.


Here’s what it looks like:




According to the Netflix Help Centre, “If you’re unsure about a link in an email, you can always hover your cursor over the link to see where it directs.”


If you suspect you have received a fraudulent email or text message that appears to be from Netflix, follow these tips to keep your information safe and secure, and follow the steps below to report the message:

  • Never enter your login or financial details after following a link in an email or text message. If you’re unsure if you’re visiting our legitimate Netflix website, type www.netflix.com directly into your web browser.
  • Never click on any links or open any attachments in an email or text message you received unexpectedly, regardless of the source.
  • If you suspect an email or text message is not from Netflix, do not reply to it. Forward it to us.



But what if you already clicked the link? The streaming giant recommends immediately changing your Netflix password, and informing your bank that your account may have been compromised.


In related Netflix news, the federal government is expected today to unveil what’s being called a new cultural policy this morning. We’re hearing Netflix is going to invest at least 500-million dollars in Canadian film and TV productions.


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