Netflix Scams

Public Service Announcement from Doyle’s Space

Netflix: Please update your membership with us to continue watching:

I recently got this text and did what you should do: I logged onto my Netflix account from my computer at home and checked my account status, which was fine.

There have been many Netflix scams. One was the “Free Subscription” phishing (a cybercrime in which a target or targets are contacted by email, telephone, or text message by someone posing as a legitimate institution to lure individuals into providing sensitive data such as personally identifiable information, banking, and credit card details, and passwords) scam.

Hi customer,
Your Auto p͏a͏y͏m͏e͏n͏t͏ cannot process.
Your subscription period will end on Wed, January 27, 2021.
Click here to update your p͏a͏y͏m͏e͏n͏t͏ method please update your p͏a͏y͏m͏e͏n͏t͏ method for continued ɴᴇᴛғʟɪx feature.

The “Auto Payment” phishing scam is another popular one. If you get any of these, delete them. DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK. Any information you give them will be in the hands of criminals. If you are concerned, simply login to your Netflix account at and check your status.

Also, I have a lot of people tell me that they just block that phone number from which the text came. This is a waste of time. They are spoofing (when a caller uses technology to display a different caller ID number than the one they are calling from to mask their true identity) their true phone number, not the one you’re blocking.

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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