A fresh email scam is doing the rounds, folks, and like a bunch of recent ones, it looks pretty legit.

Posing as Netflix, the email claims your account is about to be cancelled due to invalid billing information and requires your details to unlock it. It’s personalised with your name and is titled “Your suspension notification”.

“We were unable to validate your billing information for the next billing cycle of your subscription therefore we’ll suspend your membership if we do not receive a response from you within 48 hours,” it reads.

“Obviously we’d love to have you back, simply click restart your membership to update your details and continue to enjoy all the best TV shows and movies without interruption.”

A Netflix Email Scam Is Doing The Rounds & It Looks Scarily Convincing

It looks and sounds pretty convincing, particularly if you click on the link at the bottom of the email which will take you to an imitation login page. Once you enter your login details, it’ll ask you for a whole bunch of other details, like your full name, date of birth, credit card details and even your mother’s maiden name.

A Netflix Email Scam Is Doing The Rounds & It Looks Scarily Convincing

Obviously, these internet crooks are out to steal not only your payment details, but your identity too. Scary stuff. If you complete the entire form, you’ll be gifted with a giant green tick and a message that says “your membership has been reactivated”.

A Netflix Email Scam Is Doing The Rounds & It Looks Scarily Convincing

Internet security firm Mailguard says these kinds of scams are often given away by their email addresses. “Always hover your mouse over links within emails and check the domain they’re pointing to,” says writer Emmanuel Marshall. “If they look suspicious or unfamiliar don’t open them.”

A good way to stay safe with your details is to go directly to the actual site they claim to be from, rather than following nefarious links from within the scam email. If they are really after your details, you can enter them knowing they’re going to the legitimate company rather than some asshole’s dodgy server.

Source: News.com.au
Image: Mailguard