You would think by now that pretty much everyone would know that legitimate businesses do not ask for your personal information by e-mail.  This holds true for e-bay, banks, amazon and yes Netflix.

However, that being said there is a new scam out their hoping there are still a few naive people who can be scammed out of their personal info and have their credit and life derailed. In this latest episode of people who suck, folks who have Netflix accounts are receiving a suspicious email claiming their account will be deactivated unless they update their billing information. Customers are then prompted to click a link to enter their information, including a credit card number. However, the users are never redirected to the official Netflix website, which is a red flag.


If you encounter this email, or any email you believe to be fraudulent, close it out without opening the links. Also,Netflix assures everyone on its website that it will never ask for any personal information over email.

Upshot is if you ever receive that kind of a notice by e-mail and you don't want to ignore it, pick up the phone and call the company to see if the request is valid.  There should be  a customer service number of any service you purchase on your credit card statement. In Netflix case their customer service number is 1 (866) 579-7172. Remember, you are smart so act smart and help others to do the same.