YET ANOTHER TRICK!
This time using phishing emails
With multiple scams and tricks popping up this time of year, it’s important to educate yourself about the different scams that are out there!
Recently, one of our clients forwarded us an email he received from Netflix claiming his payment had failed. Because he kept calm, he was able to figure out that this was a scam and so kindly forwarded us the email so that everybody can learn about it.
The email below is a simple one. It says that it’s from ‘Netflix’ but is actually from another email address NOT associated with Netflix. (As this email was forwarded to us, it says it’s from the client but it was a fake email that ‘Netflix’ used).
It then does the short and simple of saying they’re having trouble billing you and asks you to update your account details.
The catch is that when you click on ‘Update Account Now’ it takes you to a website that looks similar to Netflix, but by looking at the address bar it isn’t. So when you update your details, you’re actually just giving the scammers your credit card number!
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
First and foremost, you should NEVER click on any link in an email that you think might be fake. Always ask yourself “Does this seem like a scam?”
If the answer’s yes, you should contact the company in question by looking up their contact details through a service like Google. Never use the contact details in the possible scam email.
Once you’re certain that it’s a scam, just delete the email.