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Coming soon to an inbox near you: Netflix scam email

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There's another email scam targeting Netflix subscribers, according to a report from Deadline Hollywood.

It was not immediately clear how many of Netflix's more than 109 million worldwide subscribers have received the email.

Police issued a warning over the scam today, saying the dodgy email informs people that their netflix billing information needs to be updated and that they must "restart membership". The emails look like they are from Netflix, appear to be on official Netflix letterhead, and say your account is being suspended because the company was unable to verify your billing information. Once they are in, they can easily make any website look like anything they want it to be, such as a legitimate-looking Netflix login page, to trick users into providing important information.

MailGuard called the phishing scam "relatively well designed" because of its ability to generate "individualized messages with specific recipient data". Netflix won't ask to send your personal information over email, the company writes on their Help Center page.

Clicking on any of the links will redirect you to a fake site where your details will be stolen by scammers.

The email claims the user's account is on the verge of being suspended unless they enter the credit card information immediately. The phishing email looks like it came straight from Netflix itself, with the use of the company logo and more and is much more sophisticated than the last Netflix email phishing attempt.

In an email statement to The Independent, the company said it takes the security of its members seriously.