I have a Netflix account and I am using my personal email address as an username.
I just received the following email in my company mailbox.
I suspected it to be a fishing email because I never use my company email for personal use.
In the email there is a link saying Click here to verify your account. This link can be very dangerous if you click it. It could be opening a door to your computer for a virus or small program that opens access to your computer and data. This little program can ramsome your data. And here you can read more about ransomware.
I decided to contact Netflix and ask them if they sent me this email. On their web page, after you sign in with you username and password you can start a live chat.
And this is our chat
As you can see, I asked them if they sent me this email and they think it could be a phishing email. If you do not know what phishing email is you can read more about it here.
They asked me if I was willing to help other Netflix customers by forwarding this email to firstname.lastname@example.org which I did.
He also told me they would send me information to help me keep my Netflix account secured.
The email I received looks like original Netflix email. With their logo and the sending email is email@example.com It is no wonder a lot of people just click on the link and fall for this scam.
We can never be too careful. What drew my attention was the fact I got this email in my company mailbox and I knew it was not my Netflix account.
If some of you have a similar story it would benefit us all if you would share it here below.
Be careful out there.