Gardaí warn of new scam targeting Netflix accounts

Gardaí warn of new scam targeting Netflix accounts
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Gardaí have warned of a new scam involving personal Netflix accounts.

The Garda National Economic Crime Bureau is aware of a fraud where criminals are trying to obtain the personal banking or credit details of citizens under the guise of a request to update personal Netflix accounts with banking or credit card details.

Gardaí have warned that this is a fake email and that information disclosed by Netflix users will be used to commit fraud offences, including account take over, where bank accounts are taken over and all funds withdrawn.

Detective Chief Superintendent Lordan of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau warned members of the public to never reveal their personal banking or credit card details in response to unsolicited emails, text messages, SMS messages or phone calls.

Where a person is concerned about contact from what appears to be a genuine entity such as Netflix or their bank, they should check with that entity independently to confirm if the contact is genuine.

People are being asked to think before releasing any personal data to unknown persons.

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