Can you tell this is a SCAM?

Avatar

Please consider registering
Guest

Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_topic_old
Can you tell this is a SCAM?
Avatar
Mindblower
Montreal, Canada
Member
Forum Posts: 455
Member Since:
September 17, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
November 24, 2017 - 9:29 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

It's Black Friday and in my junk email box, I found this

"We recently failed to validate the payment information we hold on record for your account,
Therefore we need to ask you to complete a short validation process in order to verify your billing and payment details.

Click here to validate your account

Failure to complete the validation process will result in a suspension of your Netflix membership.

We take every step needed to automatically screen our users, Unfortunately in this case we were unable to validate your details.

This process will only take a couple of minutes
and will allow us to maintain our high standard of account security.

Netflix Support Team

This message was mailed automatically by Netflix during routine security checks. We are not completely satisfied with your account information. "

Outlook detected the unsafe link, but allowed me the option to continue, which I declined. Wanted to show you part of the link but was block by Kaspersky Web Anti-virus when trying to access just part of the link. Nice to know I'm protected even when I try to live on the dark side, Mindblower!

"Light travels faster than sound;
That is why some people seem bright until you hear them speak"

Avatar
Richard Pedersen
Admin
Forum Posts: 54
Member Since:
July 31, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
November 24, 2017 - 10:03 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Ha! Ya think?!

I wouldn't open it (too late). I wouldn't click on it (too late). I would permanently delete it. End of story...

Never open unsolicited eMail. It let's the bad guys know they have found a valid, up-to-date and monitored eMail address.

The same goes for all that eMail of late asking you to unsubscribe. They just want to validate your address, is all.

Richard

Avatar
Mindblower
Montreal, Canada
Member
Forum Posts: 455
Member Since:
September 17, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
November 27, 2017 - 8:48 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Thanks for your generous concern Richard, but because I did not proceed any further, I never completed the link. And, I did not say in which email account I found that message. Do have some disposable ones, Mindblower! ūüôā

"Light travels faster than sound;
That is why some people seem bright until you hear them speak"

Forum Timezone: America/Indiana/Indianapolis

Most Users Ever Online: 188

Currently Online:
11 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 10

Members: 1480

Moderators: 3

Admins: 4

Forum Stats:

Groups: 8

Forums: 19

Topics: 1606

Posts: 12151

Administrators: Jim Hillier, Richard Pedersen, David Hartsock, Marc Thomas

Moderators: Judy Novotny, Jason Shuffield, Mail Poet