A Phishing Scam is Targeting Netflix Customers

There are currently reports of an online scam targeting Netflix customers. In short, while surfing the web, people are seeing a pop up (or received an e-mail with a link) that looks an awful lot like the Netflix log in (there is messaging saying something along the lines of ‘please log in, your account has encountered suspicious activity’).

Upon trying to log in, people are being directed to a customer service number, and the alleged representative is offering some sort of “suspicious activity resolution tool” in the form of a download. 

The download actually is a desktop sharing tool, which gives the perpetrator full access to a computer’s hard drive. Any info stored there (credit cards, passwords, picture, etc… any number of items that can expose people to identity theft) is suddenly available to thieves.

Keep an eye out for the scam.