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NETFLIX Payment Mail Becomes Scammers New Found Loophole

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Since authorities in Nigeria hardly bother to alert citizens on time about issues that need urgent attention except it is an Ebola-kind-of-thing, it is important Cobra Review take the lead to inform the growing population of Netflix subscribers in Nigeria to beware of some phishing scams that fake Netflix subscription portal and demand for users details to sort payment for them.

This may really not bother you; after all, Nigeria is not yet big on the ‘netflix-thing’. Authorities in the US and UK have flagged up some phishing mails sent to subscribers of Netflix. The mails read:

 “We are having some problems with your current billing information. We will try again, but in the meantime you may want to update your payment details…”

This email is an attempt to steal subscribers’ information.  The information may be used to steal money from the victims’ bank accounts, or lead to their ID being used for some nefarious ends in any parts of the world.

Countries like Nigeria, Malaysia, South Africa,Russia, and Ghana, have been havens to scammers and e-fraudsters that use fake identities to steal people’s money across local and international banks. This has to stop.

Netflix, the largest global subscription-based movie streaming portal, is one of a few international companies that have been used as platforms to swindle citizens of their hard-earned incomes. In response, the company has released a statement and asked its subscribers to visit netflix.com/security or contact its customer service department directly to avoid being swindled should they receive a phishing mail or have problems with their subscription information.

Toyin Afilaka
Toyin Afilaka writes with simplicity and insight. He has a PR and brand marketing background. He has worked previously at MarketingMix, IGW Entertainment (Germany), and BrandFootPrint. He managed the MTN Project Fame between 2012 and 2015. Toyin loves travelling, writing, reading; and he treasures integrity.

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