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Copycats bring back the Netflix tech-support scam

Copycats bring back the Netflix tech-support scam
Courtesy of Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes has found a new phishing scam that's the same as an old phishing scam - and it's just as dangerous.

Potential victims are told an account has been suspended - in this case, Netflix or AOL or Comcast, or another one - and asked to call a 1-800 number. There, fake customer support agents manipulate victims into giving credit card details.

The popup reads: “Your email account has been temporary [sic] suspended due to suspicious activity detected. To resume your mail account, please contact customer support”

Here are the popups you may see:

phishing popups

This time, the scammers are also buying online ads, attempting to grab more people who may be searching for help.

This is what one of these scams looks like:

Pretty nasty.

Always be sure to check out those popups. Never click through, and never depend on the phone numbers provided. If you have real problems with Netflix or AOL or whomever, be sure to look up the site - and make sure you're getting the right site - and use the customer-service number provided there.

You need to make sure you're always protected from attacks like these. Go to my Security Center now.

Source: Malwarebytes
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