Free Netflix Account? Don’t Fall For This Netflix Scam – You Won’t Get A Free Netflix Subscription
Free Netflix accounts are being offered through scam SMS text messages, emails, and Twitter. Note – there is no such thing as Free Netflix – unless you count the new subscriber trial month. The scam messages lead to a spoof website httpxx://Netflix-usa . net which is, as expected, not the legitimate Netflix website. And of course there are no free subscriptions. If someone clicks on the link, they are redirected to another website that prompts readers to download files which are probably malware.
Although many paid services are offering free services during the quarantine period, Netflix is not one of them. But if you are a paying subscriber you can watch blocked Netflix shows
The fraudulent offer for a free Netflix account can be seen in this tweet
The account scam message reads:
Due to the CoronaVirus pandemic worldwide, Netflix is giving some free pass for their platform during the period of isolation. Run on the site cause it will end quick.
Netflix scams like this are often used to steal user credentials to legitimate Netflix accounts. Spoof websites, like the one used in this scam can be used to launch malware attacks that infect computers or steal information. Hackers use malware to steal banking credentials or usernames and passwords from infected computers.
A reputable antivirus software can help protect your computer or phone from getting infected with a virus by blocking your web browser from visiting dodgy websites.
What Is the Netflix Scam?
This Netflix scam is similar to other online fruad where it offers something that is too good to be true (yeah, we’d all love to stop paying for streaming services) It is also accompanied by a push to act quickly. And finally, the link to click is closely named to the real Netflix website to fool readers.
How to Get Free Netflix
A free Netflix account is only available during the 30 free trial period for new accounts. Like many services, users can get a free subscription for one month if they are a new user.
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