A Netflix Text Message? It’s Probably a Scam!

👉 The key points…

  • Netflix text message scams are common and entice you to click on a fraudulent link.
  • Scammers aim to obtain your personal and banking information.
  • The collected data can be sold on the Darknet or used for future fraud.

Beware of Fraudulent Netflix-like Text message

SMS scams are on the rise, and those using Netflix are among the most common. Their modus operandi? Making you believe that your subscription will be canceled to retrieve your data.

Creating Fear and Urgency

Scammers send alarming text messages to create a sense of urgency. The typical message informs you of a payment issue and threatens to suspend your account. In a panic, many click on the link without thinking. That’s the goal: to make you act quickly and without caution!

Scam text message “Netflix”

A Credible-Looking Fraudulent Site

The links in these text messages lead to websites that perfectly mimic the Netflix login page. Once you enter your credentials, they are captured by the scammers. They can then access your Netflix account, change your email address, and prevent you from regaining control.

Stealing Your Personal and Banking Information

After the login page, scammers will first ask for your personal data, then your banking details. With your banking information, they may attempt to make online transactions, although these attempts often fail in the U.S. due to two-factor authentication. Your personal data, although less sensitive, can be sold or used for other types of fraud.

The Fake Bank Advisor Call: The Real Risk of the Scam…

After collecting your personal and banking information, scammers often move to the next step: a call from a fake bank advisor. This call is particularly dangerous because the scammer uses the information you provided to impersonate your bank or a security service supposed to help you. They can be very convincing and ask you to validate operations using two-factor authentication, thus bypassing usual security measures.

Remember that most unsolicited calls from someone claiming to want to help you are scams! Never validate operations at the request of an unsolicited call.

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