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New Netflix Phishing Scam Threatens the Internet

Posted on: March 4, 2014


Are we still not listening? If it smells like a phish…

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Computer security experts are warning about an elaborate new tech support scam where thieves pose as Netflix and Microsoft employees to steal from unsuspecting victims.

In the phishing scheme, potential victims’ login credentials are stolen by a fraudulent Netflix website. Scammers will then tell you that your account has been suspended for “unusual activity,” suggesting you call a toll-free phone number to address the issue.

Of course, that phone number doesn’t connect to Netflix – it’s a direct line to a call center in India trained to trick you into giving hackers access to your computer. If you’ll let them, the scammers will not only steal sensitive files from your computer, but swindle you out of $400 to “fix” your hacking problem.

The best way to avoid this scam is to know about it. It’s also worth investing extra caution when dealing with any kind of email alert about an…

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