Los Gatos, Calif. – A new phishing scam is reportedly targeting Netflix customers and trying to obtain their financial and personal information. According to the Huffington Post, the scam provides customers with a phony Netflix log-in page that brings them to another fake Netflix page informing them their account has been suspended for unusual activity and providing a fraudulent customer service number.
Upon calling the number, a fake customer service representative recommends the customer download “support software” that is actually malware giving the fraudsters complete access to and control of the user’s computer. Some customers have also been asked to send photos of their personal IDs and credit cards online to verify their identity, or even to display them via webcam. The scam was discovered by an Internet security blogger on Feb. 28, 2014 and is believed to originate in India.