If you receive any emails like this, from any service provider,
do NOT click the link.
If you receive one of these emails from ‘Netflix’, you can report by forwarding the email to email@example.com
This is an example of a phishing email. The scammers are trying to find out your personal information. They might use it to steal your money, gather enough detail to steal your identity, and/or sell the information to other criminals for the purpose of committing their own crimes or scamming you again.
If you receive an email similar to this, from another goods or service provider or government agency, and if you think there could be a real problem with your account, you can check without clicking on the email links. Instead go to the provider’s website (using the web address you find on a previous legit bill – NOT a link in the email). First check the News web-page to see if there is notice of a scam.
If there’s no scam alert on the website, it may be that nobody has reported it yet, so stay cautious. You can log into your account to check for messages about your account information. If they have successfully billed you before, the only likely problem would be that your credit card has expired.
If your card has not expired, and you see no other problem, please report the suspected scam email to the service provider.
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Until next time, stay safe online!