If someone from Netflix has contacted you looking for personal information, the Augusta Police Department is warning local residents about a nationwide scam happening.

According to the APD Facebook page, Netflix users are receiving an email claiming to be from the company asking them to update their Netflix login information. After providing this, a second screen appears which asks users to validate their payment information by providing:

Name on credit card

Card Number

Card Expiration Date

Card Security Code

Social Security number

After Netflix customers have provided their information on the fraudulent website, they are re-directed to the actual Netflix homepage. The phishing email looks surprisingly realistic and uses legitimate servers that were compromised, so security software may not recognize the email as a phishing attempt.

Netflix would never ask for personal information via an email, so it's best to ignore this scam.

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