Netflix scams and frauds have increased a lot ever since most of the world has gone under quarantine due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Everyone is under lockdown at their homes getting bored, hence they are taking Netflix subscription to pass the time by watching movies and TV series. But hackers and cybercriminals are using it as an opportunity to dupe people of their life savings and steal money from their bank accounts.
There are many types of Netflix scams where innocent users are being conned into giving their personal details which are then used to take money from their debit and credit card. Here is more information on Netflix scams and its working along with safety tips to stay away from all the fraudsters and hackers.
Netflix Scam and How are Hackers Stealing Money?
Netflix scams are mostly done by sending fake emails and SMS to the users where it asks them to update their personal and banking details in order to continue their subscription. The information users then enter is not on a secure page, which can be used to transfer money from bank accounts.
SCAM HEADS UP ! I just had a text come saying my Netflix subscription had expired looks very professional click on the link takes you to a site looks like Netflix want my email address etc. and then payment, so I thought this is strange went on TV my Netflix is fine !
— Derek Ward (@DwardDerek) April 8, 2020
There are also certain shady websites and applications which claim to have some sort of free Netflix premium account. When a user enters such a website or downloads the app, it releases malware in their system and steals user data. It leads to people getting duped of their money and identity instead of getting a free Netflix account.
How to Stay Safe from Netflix Frauds and Scams?
The Netflix fake emails look like real ones but one must check the domain address and email id properly every time. One must not enter any sort of personal detail as Netflix never asks for them without any proper reason. If you are having any kind of doubt regarding your Netflix account, don’t do anything and contact the help section.
There is also a need to fall for free Netflix account hacks as the streaming giant already offers one-month free trial to every new user. Further, there is a 4-person plan which you can subscribe and share the payment with 3 other friends, instead of falling for a free Netflix account scam.