Email scam hits millions of Netflix subscribers

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LOS GATOS When it comes to Netflix, "Stranger Things" is more than just a hit TV series.

Netflix has fallen victim to a scam - and it has already targeted 110 million subscribers.

Email scammers are targeting Netflix subscribers.

The email is a scam.

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Netflix confirmed that the emails are fake and don't come from the company.

"We were unable to validate your billing information for the next billing cycle of your subscription, therefore we'll suspend your membership if we do not receive a response from you within 48 hours", the email claims. In order to verify any emails about billing or other information, Netflix said people could put their cursor over whatever link is in the note and see the real address at the bottom of their browser. Netflix issued a statement to Today in response to the scam, saying it takes account security seriously and works proactively to keep member accounts safe.

While the email may look "quite convincing", Mailguard explained it only leads to a fake a website, and is merely a ploy to steal the person's identity and financial information.

According to ABC News, the scam threatens to suspend their accounts if they don't update their billing information.

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