FTC says beware of Netflix e-mail scam

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If you’re taking time off this week and watching some of your favorite programs on Netflix, officials say you may be at risk.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has a new warning for users of the streaming platform.

The FTC says Netflix customers need to be on the lookout for a new e-mail scam.

Criminals are posing as Netflix in e-mails and telling users that the company needs to confirm payment details. It’s an attempt to get you to hand over personal information and a credit or debit card number.  

Consumer experts say it’s a good idea to avoid clicking on links and e-mails like this altogether.

If you ever have any questions about your account just go the company website directly.

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