Is Netflix Account Suspended Text a SCAM?
YES! Netflix Account Suspended Text is a fake text message. Myantispyware Team warning users about a new scam that aims to trick victims into handing over their Netflix account credentials. The purpose of this scam is to trick recipients into clicking a malicious link that redirected to a fake Netflix page. Scammers send texts with a fake Netflix Account Suspended message in an attempt to get confidential information for fraudulent purposes. These texts are a scam and do not come from Netflix.
Here’s an example of a scam text, claiming to be sent from Netflix (Account Suspended message):
An Netflix Account Suspended Scam Text:
Your Netflix account has been suspended, because we’re having some trouble with your current account information.
Recovery your account immediately by click link below:
Please take action on your account within 48 hours to avoid permanent suspension.
- Is Netflix Account Suspended Text a SCAM?
- How Does the Netflix Account Suspended Scam Work?
- How to Spot Scams That Mimic the Netflix text?
- What to do when you receive the Netflix SCAM text?
- Report a Scam
How Does the Netflix Account Suspended Scam Work?
Scammers send messages that mimic texts from Netflix. These messages falsely claim that your Netflix account has been suspended and encourage you to click a link (recovery.ffm.to) to recovery the account. This link is a phishing attempt link and should not be clicked or followed!
Attackers may use long redirect chains to hide malicious content. Most malicious redirects are conditional. It means that redirection only occurs when a certain condition is met. For example, you will be redirected only if you tap a link from the message.
Recovery.ffm.to is not the final redirect destination, you get redirected further. We detected the following URLs were used in the redirect chain:
After three hops and a total of four URLs, your final destination is a phishing scam designed to look like a Netflix page to trick you into entering you login credentials and credit card details.
VirusTotal flagged recovery.ffm.to as malicious:
In many cases, scammers will ask you to provide or verify personal information, Netflix login details, or two-factor authentication codes. This information can be used for identity fraud, to conduct unauthorized financial transactions and make fraudulent purchases, to sell to criminals on the dark web, or other malicious purposes.
While less likely, scammers may ask you to call a given number. Scammers may try to trick you into purchasing fake support services or installing a remote control tool, which they pretend to be a program to diagnose a computer. It is important to understand that having access to a computer, scammers can steal private information and personal files, install malware (spyware, ransomware or Trojan horses).
To summarize, the Netflix Account Suspended Text is a SCAM. It can lead to loss of data, financial losses, theft of personal information and other serious problems.
How to Spot Scams That Mimic the Netflix text
There are always a few details that can give away a scam. Make sure you know what to look out for.
- If you receive a Netflix text, don’t respond, call or click on any links. Stop and think. An unexpected text message is often the first sign of a scam. Scammers use this tactic to harvest your personal information.
- The most obvious way how to spot a fake Netflix text is finding inconsistencies in domain names, phone numbers and email addresses. If the text claims to be from the Netflix, but the message is being sent from a random phone number or email address, it’s probably a scam.
- If you have the slightest suspicion a text may be a scam, do not click on the links you see.
- The text message creates a sense of urgency. Creating a false sense of urgency is a common trick of phishing scams. Be suspicious of texts that claim you must call or click a link immediately.
- Copy a link from the Netflix text, use a free URL Checker (https://www.virustotal.com/gui/home/url) to check the link. It allows checking the safety of a link without clicking on it.
Examples of such scams
The Netflix Account Suspended Scam Text is just one of the many types of scams that exist. In some emails and text messages, scammers use threats to intimidate and bully a victim into paying, others contain links to malicious files. Lilola Home Sofa Scam Text Order Placed Message, Geek Squad EMAIL SCAM, Your Package Cannot Be Delivered Text Scam, Online Banking Alert Text Scam are some of the scams we reported recently.
What to do when you receive the Netflix Account Suspended SCAM text?
We advise everyone who receives this text to follow a few simple steps below.
- Do not believe this message.
- NEVER give your personal information, Netflix login credentials or credit card details
- Do not call scammers back.
- If you are unsure if a message is coming from Netflix, contact the Netflix directly through their official website or using an official phone number.
- If there’s a link in the scam text, do not click it, otherwise you could unwittingly install malware or ransomware on your device.
- Report the scam text to the FTC at https://www.ftc.gov/
- If you have paid a scammer, the sooner you act, the better. Use the steps (https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/what-do-if-you-were-scammed) to try to stop a transaction, get a transaction reversed, or get a refund.
|Name||Netflix Account Suspended Scam Text|
|Type||Phishing, Scam, Social Engineering|
|Fake Claims||Your Netflix account has been suspended; Recovery your account immediately by click a link; Take action on your account within 48 hours to avoid permanent suspension|
|Fake Netflix sites||des-subscriptionmmbership.pages.app.br, recovery.ffm.to, bills.ffm.to|
|Distribution methods||SMS spam campaigns|
Report a Scam
If you have received the Netflix Account Suspended SCAM text or a fake Netflix message that is similar but not the same as the example above, then post it as comment on this article. Please include the telephone number the text came from. This helps us to warn users about current scams, monitor trends and disrupt scams where possible.