New SCAM Targets Popular Online Services
(FinancialHealth.net) – Amazon and Netflix users – take note. A new phishing scam is targeting the users of these incredibly popular online services.
Netflix users are likely to receive an email saying their billing information needs to be updated. The link in the email asks users to log in, but what you really end up doing is giving away your password and personal details on a site that is not actually Netflix at all.
Amazon scammers are even more creative. They’re telling people that their orders have been canceled because of fraudulent account activity. Even people who have not placed a recent order may fall for this out of fear someone actually hacked their account and placed one. The end result is the same, though – clicking on a link that looks like Amazon but isn’t, prompting you to give your personal details.
Better to be safe than sorry. Keep your eyes peeled for these emails – not just from Amazon and Netflix, but from any service you use. Your best bet is to never click on a link in an email, instead going directly to the website’s main login screen on your own. Don’t hesitate to contact customer support if you have concerns about your account’s security, too.
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