The latest such scam to come to our attention has Netflix members in its sights - all 109 million of them - and it looks pretty genuine at first glance.
The email circulating looks like it's from Netflix, but it's not.
'This works like a mail-merge; the body of the email is generic, but the sender field is created to show the name of the intended victim, which personalises the scam to make it more convincing, ' Mailguard's tech expert Emmanuel Marshall wrote.
It then prompts users to click a red button that reads "RESTART MEMBERSHIP", which opens up a mock Netflix webpage that asks users to log in to their account.
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"This works like a mail-merge; the body of the email is generic, but the sender field is created to show the name of the intended victim, which personalises the scam making it more convincing", Mailguard writes in its blog. Therefore, the customer should check emails carefully to separate the real one from the fake ones.
The company released a statement Monday saying it takes "the security of our members' accounts seriously".
The email tells subscribers that their account will be cancelled if they don't update their account information. The look and feel of the email is decidedly Netflix inspired and, equally as important, the email itself isn't suspiciously forceful or coercive.
As many as 110 million Netflix subscribers received a scam email from a hacker in an attempt to steal personal data and credit card information.