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Netflix account suspended: watch out for this new scam

If you receive an SMS message from Netflix that your account has been suspended: be vigilant. According to a report by Presse-Citron on Tuesday, August 2, there have been phishing attempts even on our mobile phones in recent weeks. The text message will prompt you to click on the “accueil-netflix.fr” link to reactivate your account. If you received this SMS, don’t do it. The link will then redirect you to an unofficial site that will ask you to fill out a form with your personal or even bank details: these are elements that are of interest to scammers and which can then be reused inappropriately.

If you receive this message, you can check if your Netflix account is working by going directly to the website without clicking the link in the SMS. Last January, the world streaming leader was attacked by another scam: this time, scammers sent an email claiming to be a company asking them to update their subscriber data. Here, too, the victims were redirected to a fake site that recovered the private information of Internet users.

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As a general rule, you should avoid clicking on links sent in emails or text messages. To avoid being scammed, it’s best to go directly to the address of the site in question. Also check the end of the site address after the at sign. For example, if the domain name does not end in Netflix, such as @netflix.fr or @netflix.com, it is most likely a fake.

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