WASHINGTON (CIRCA) — A police department in Ohio is getting credit for making the public aware of a new phishing scam circulating through email.
One of the officers of the City of Solon, Ohio Police Department received an email seemingly from Netflix asking them to update their payment information. Unfortunately for the criminal behind the message, the officer doesn't even have an account, so they knew it was fake.
The post warns that it's just as important not to click on any links in the email as it is not to provide any personal information. The email could be a way to get personal info, but also install malware on the computer.
Netflix itself warns about scammers pretending to be the company on their website. They clarify that they will never ask you to verify your login or financial details from a link in a message and ask that you visit the site directly to check if the information is actually needed. You can find more tips from Netflix including how to report this scam at this link on their site.