Thieves Pretend to Be Netflix to Access Personal Information

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

It seems as if there is no place safe from scammers; they're even starting to target you in your own living room.

Thieves have figured out a way to get your personal information while you're binge-watching your favorite shows on Netflix, and they're doing it by pretending to be Netflix.

Here's what you need to watch out for.

Scammers are sending out pop-up pages that resemble a Netflix login page. The page prompts you to enter your account information, which will take you to a fake website. That site then claims your account has been temporarily suspended, and gives you a phony customer service number. On the other end of the line is a thief posing as a Netflix representative.

The person will tell you to download "Netflix support software," which, according to the Better Business Bureau, is actually remote log-in software giving the scammer full access to your computer and all the information on it.

The BBB says this is just one example of thieves hiding behind the names and logos of credible businesses.

The agency reminds everyone to never give anyone remote access to your computer, even if it sounds legitimate.


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