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Don't be fooled: The latest Netflix email scam looks pretty legit

It's targeting Netflix's 110 million subscribers.
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Be aware: There's an email scam going around that's targeting Netflix's 110 million subscribers. 

The email, which has the subject line "Your suspension notification," appears to be from Netflix, telling you your account is about to be canceled, USA Today reports

It asks you to click a link to restart your membership, but that link actually brings you to a fake (but very real looking) Netflix website, Mailguard says

The fake site requires you to log in and enter your credit card information, which could result in your information being stolen. 

Mailguard says the email looks "quite convincing" besides the error where your name should be. 

In a statement to GoMN, Netflix said it takes "the security of our members' accounts seriously and Netflix employs numerous proactive measures to detect fraudulent activity to keep the Netflix service and our members' accounts secure." 

However, Netflix says these scams are "common" and target companies that have a large customer base like Netflix, the statement said. 

A similar Netflix email scam was going around back in September, according to Fortune

Netflix's website says it may email you a link to its website so you can update your payment information, but "be cautious of fake emails that may link to phishing websites." 

If you aren't sure about a link in your email, you can hover your cursor over the link to see where it'll direct you (if it seems fake, it probably is) or just type Netflix.com into your browser

You can find more tips to avoid falling victim to one of these phishing scams here

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