Email scams are becoming increasingly sophisticated, to get the better of even the best of us.
The latest flagged by MailGuard is a scam relating to Netflix users.
The email – complete with Netflix branding – states that your latest payment was declined and that it will be tried again in 24-28 hours.
An alternative option is giving to update payment details – preying on those of us who can’t last a mere 12 hours without the streaming service.
“This sort of phishing scam allows cybercriminals to harvest victim’s credit card credentials,” MailGuard stated.
“The phishing page is designed to operate like a legitimate login portal. It asks for card details and password verification, then ejects the scam victim to a real Netflix page to allay suspicion.
“MailGuard has successfully prevented these emails from reaching our customers, but unprotected inboxes will be affected today. Please exercise caution if you are not a MailGuard customer.”
So be careful, Netflix lovers!