Police warning about Phishing scam affecting Ayrshire
ONLINE SAFETY - PHISHING SCAM Police in Ayrshire are urging residents to be aware of a current internet scam targeting Netflix account holders.
The scam targets individuals by emailing them and advising them that their Netflix account has been suspended. The email includes a link to 'restart their membership' and asks the user to provide bank and other personal details thereby providing the scammers with access to their finances. South Ayrshire Communities Inspector, Jim Hendrie, states “These scammers are using a well-known online media provider’s name in order to lull victims in to a false sense of security, gain their bank details and withdraw money from their account. “Scammers create a sense of urgency in an email or pop-up that will often look very convincing and may even be personalised with the target’s name. Our advice remains the same - take a few minutes to consider what is happening before clicking any links or providing personal details. “If you are the recipient of this email please delete it immediately - do not click on any part of the email - if you wish to check your Netflix account, then go directly to the Netflix website in the normal manner and not via any links on the email received.” For more information on protecting yourself online please visit: http://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/keep-secure-online/ To report fraud and cyber crime visit: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ Photo: @ ActionFraud