Action Fraud has today issued a warning to Netflix users in the borough after a large rise in reports of fake emails purporting to be from the streaming giant.
The phishing mails claim there has been an issue with the account, or that it has been suspended.
The communication then states that in order to “update” your account, the customer will need to submit their personal details.
The link in the emails then leads to a genuine-looking Netflix phishing websites designed to steal your username and password, as well as payment details.
Action Fraud is now urging Netflix users not to give away their personal or financial information.
A spokesman said: “Watch out for these fake Netflix emails. Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam.
“Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.”
“If you think you have fallen for one of these scams, you should let your bank know as soon as possible and report it to Action Fraud.”