Netflix scam targeting residents in Mississauga and Brampton

Published January 16, 2022 at 2:26 pm

Mississauga and Brampton residents should keep an eye out for this text scam, particularly if they use the massively popular streaming service Netflix.

A local resident recently reported getting a text message alleging that the payment information associated with their Netflix account was incorrect.

The text provides a link, urging the user to click it and update their payment information to “avoid suspension.” It looks like this:

The text is a scam — Netflix says it will never ask customers to enter their information in a text or email (including credit or debit card numbers, bank account details, and passwords).

The streaming service also says it will never request payment through a third-party vendor or website.

“Scammers can’t get information from you unless you give it to them. So don’t click any links in the messages or reply to them,” Netflix advises.

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