Folks all over Colorado are getting these scam emails from "Netflix" in an attempt to gain access to personal information. Here's what to look out for to avoid being scammed as Netflix cracks down on password sharing.

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Netflix Password And Phone Number Email Scam

A new week, a new email scam from someone trying to gain access to your personal information. Recently, Netflix announced that they would be cracking down on all of the current password sharing with friends and family members who live outside of your home. For years, it's been way too easy to just snag a Netflix password from a family member or a friend, and Netflix has decided they want that extra income. It must be because they shut down the DVD and Bluray shipping, right? OK, maybe not. Well, with this new change, comes a new scam to try and get you to update your current Netflix information to avoid "missing out on streaming your favorite shows." Here's what to look for...

Watch Out For This Netflix Scam

These scammers are pretty good at making their emails look legit. It's literally their job to trick you into clicking their bogus links. I got an email today at work telling me that I need to update my phone number on the account. Here's what the email said...

Dear r***********,


Netflix has more than 200 million subscribers around the world, and now we are looking at ways to curb password sharing for security reasons.


If Netflix detects that someone is trying to use the account without being an account owner, they’ll be asked to verify being an account owner through an email code or text code.

If someone is unable to verify account ownership within a certain timeframe, they won’t be able to stream any Netflix content. Instead, they’ll be asked to make their own account.


We are asking you to connect your cell phone number to your existing account or create a new account if needed by using the button below.


This needs to be completed in 9 days to avoid missing out on streaming your favorite shows.


Thank you,
The Netflix Team

A couple of things right out of the gate... First, I don't have my Nexflix account linked to any of my work emails. Nor should you... It's a pain to reset things if you leave or get fired. So the fact that it came to my work email, with an email address name that nobody uses, was the first tip. The second quick thing I always check for is the sender's email. This came from Do you think Netflix would use any other email domain that wasn't Nah. They're little things, but those two things are almost always a tell on what's real and what's fake. Not everybody looks for or even knows what to look for though...

These hackers target mostly young and old people (I'm neither so why did they come after me!) so make sure we always let those around us know to not ever click on anything suspicious. Be it a warning of a bill, or an account being canceled, to a congratulations email that you've won a prize that you never even entered to win. These are almost always tricks to get you to give them your password and personal information. It's literally all these scummy scammers do so let's all work together to put them out of business for good.

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