Riverside Co. Sheriff’s Department warns of Netflix scam


Authorities are warning of an email scam involving an email alerting people that their Netflix accounts have been suspended.

According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the email’s subject line reads, “Your suspension notification,” and is accompanied by a Netflix logo. It then has a link to a fake Netflix page asking for credit card information.

EMAIL SCAM ALERT – Please be aware that a very convincing fake email is targeting millions of Netflix subscribers.The…

Posted by Riverside County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Mailguard, a web security company, says the email scam first surfaced on Friday and looks “quite convincing.” The company urges users not to click on the email “without thinking first.”