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Police warn of Netflix email phishing scam

Posted: 3:33 AM, Dec 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-28 07:20:22-05

Editor's note: This story originally published Dec. 17.

A police department is warning of a Netflix email phishing scam that is asking people to update their payment details about an officer who doesn't even have a Netflix account received an email.

The city of Solon, Ohio Police Department put out the warning, saying criminals want you to click the links so that you voluntarily give out your personal information. The links also could install malware on your computer.

In a photo, the very real-looking email it asks them to update their payment details, saying the account is on hold.

"Hi Dear, We're having some trouble with your current billing information. We'll try again, but in the meantime you may want to update your payment details," with a link to update the account.

Netflix said if you believe you have received a fraudulent email appearing to be from the company, never enter your details, never click on any links, and do not reply to it. Instead, forward it to phishing@netflix.com and include the message header information.