Did you receive a text from +1 808-758-9805 telling you that there was trouble processing payment for your Netflix account? Do not engage. It is a scam text!
What Is Netflix Support Scam Text?
People have been receiving text messages from a strange number claiming to be GOV-UK. The message reads:
Do You Know You Could Get Back Your Money If You Have Been Scammed? Great News! Click HERE to Get Started
We’re having a trouble processing your payment. Please verify or review your Netlflixaccount details.
Thank you Https://1netflix-support.com
But this is a scam text we have seen countless times, and we know how it works.
How It Works
The Netflix support scam text directs the reader to a malicious link. Their aim is to pretend they want to help you resolve a payment problem with your Netflix account, but don’t be deceived; these people are scammers.
In the course of clicking the malicious link and inputting your personal information, you would input your credit card details into their system, handing them the information they need to steal money from your card. Doing this will be giving up your credit card information to thieves.
Someone who fell victim to their scheme wrote this on Scamwatcher:
Unfortunately, they got me. I’ve been scammed by this. They now have my credit card info. I should desactivate my CC as soon as possible.
What To Do
When you receive such messages and want to be sure it is not scam, do the following:
- send the organisation an email to confirm the authenticity of the text
- if the organisation says the message is not from them, delete the message immediately
- do not, out of curiosity, click the link or call that number to see where it leads
Phishing scams are on the rise these days, and a lot of people have lost sensitive information to hackers
We have come across scams like this a lot. What you have to do firstly is not to click on links you do not understand or call strange numbers, and always be sure the source of the message is genuine before you engage.