New Scam: Netflix Account Cancellation Do Not Click the Link

By on May 31, 2014 6:39:39 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

DrJBHL

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Just to warn you all.

This is a phishing scam designed to steal your identity.

This is what it looks like:

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June 1, 2014 3:08:25 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Do Not Click the Link

Especially if you don't have a Netflix account.

I don't know if we even have Netflix here in Oz, but even if we Do, I don't have an account and still got one of these scams in my hotmail account.

I rarely get spam or scam emails these days, but they're instantly deleted if/when I do.

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June 1, 2014 4:41:26 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

If you don't have an account, I wouldn't recommend even opening an email from them. 

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June 1, 2014 1:32:31 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

You're just a fountain of joy this weekend, Doc.

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June 1, 2014 1:39:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

No Netflix here.

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June 1, 2014 1:56:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Daiwa,

You're just a fountain of joy this weekend, Doc.

Indeed. Ponce de Phish-leon.

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June 1, 2014 10:29:46 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I do have an account, and the email I got has the last 4 digits of my card in it. And my balance is in the negative, so mine is likely legit.

 

But, I have overdraft protection that should have covered it. Hmmm.

 

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June 1, 2014 10:48:25 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I did not click the link, but I did call Netflix. Mine was legit. Glad the bank didn't cover it, would have been a 30 buck OD fee.

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June 2, 2014 12:46:06 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DrJBHL,

If you don't have an account, I wouldn't recommend even opening an email from them. 

Nope, I wouldn't, either.

It's not the first time I've gotten emails regarding overdue accounts, hacked accounts, account offers and bonuses for accounts I don't have.  Not that I get many these days [spam filters, etc] but I used to get bonus offers and increased limit offers for being a valued customer.... from credit card companies I do not have accounts with.  In fact, I refuse point blank to have a credfit card [debit card only] so all those bogus emails went straight in the bin, being that all they were after was my bank account details.

Another scam I used to get was a bank - any bank/financial institution - telling me that my online banking had been hacked.  Yeah, right!  Just another thief looking for bank account details... but once I saw the title, and that it was from a bank I did not do business with, I binned it immediately.

Funnily enough, I haven't won the UK lottery recently, nor have I been selected by a Nigerian prince to safeguard his cash in my bank account for a generous sum of money to compensate me for my trouble.  I miss that!  Yup, I spent the last $4.6 million on Coca Cola and chocolates and need to boost my coffers to feed my addiction.

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June 2, 2014 7:24:38 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting starkers,
Funnily enough, I haven't won the UK lottery recently, nor have I been selected by a Nigerian prince to safeguard his cash in my bank account for a generous sum of money to compensate me for my trouble. 

Indeed. This explains it, mate.

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June 2, 2014 11:23:20 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Doc, you're a medical guy, shouldn't that tear be coming from the tear duct at the other side of the eye? 

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June 2, 2014 11:27:36 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

This is the cap'n you're talkin' 'bout. Him lopsided dontcha know.

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June 2, 2014 2:53:52 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I just got an email from "Apple" telling me "in order to get back into your account, you'll need to confirm some information"

I don't, and never had an Apple account. It's almost certainly a scam.

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June 3, 2014 11:32:59 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,

Doc, you're a medical guy, shouldn't that tear be coming from the tear duct at the other side of the eye? 

You're spot on there, Jim, but you still missed or ignored one other thing... that... er, bodily fluid dripping from my eye... sorta looks like it should be coming from a.... nother  .... er,...  like some place else. 

Dontcha think?  

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June 3, 2014 12:30:24 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,

Doc, you're a medical guy, shouldn't that tear be coming from the tear duct at the other side of the eye? 

Nope. When the head is tilted, the tear comes from the lower end, in this case the lateral palpebral fusion...physics. 

Also, you're confusing of the drainage system (through the  area marked BWith where the tears are secreted (marked A) below.

So, when the head is tilted with the lateral (side closest to the ear) lower than the medial (side closest to the nose) and the person is crying, 

the tears will drip from the lowest point.

 

Quoting starkers,
You're spot on there, Jim

 

Again, nope.


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June 5, 2014 12:42:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Drip...drip...drip.

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June 5, 2014 3:11:46 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Uvah,

Drip...drip...drip.

Yup, that's the strength of it... and don't ask Doc about a cure for a runny nose, he'll give you a tap on the head.

 

[a tap being a light hit and is English/Australian for faucet]

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June 5, 2014 4:08:01 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Lol.  Sorry Doc. Lisa straightened me out as soon as I posted. 

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June 5, 2014 8:18:11 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Growing up it was just 'the tap'.

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June 5, 2014 8:45:28 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,
Lol. Sorry Doc. Lisa straightened me out as soon as I posted.

Yes, but that still doesn't explain why that tear looks suspiciously like snot... or something else.

Me thinks Doc is using images from his medical journals when he's 'shopping' these days.

Quoting Uvah,

Growing up it was just 'the tap'.

And so it should still be... would save non-US persons the confusion of name changes in an attempt to cast off the British heritage.

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June 5, 2014 9:47:40 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting starkers,
Me thinks Doc is using images from his medical journals when he's 'shopping' these days.

struth.

Here's a perfect case: Praedonum senex irritatur.

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July 12, 2014 11:10:48 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

You sure it wasn't legitimate ? I've found gift cards good for a free month, will completely cancel those four weeks if you stop the auto-rebill.

Lost a bunch of Bing.com points that way.

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July 12, 2014 11:52:23 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

QUite sure...and it was some time ago, zyme.

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July 12, 2014 7:50:06 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting zyme,

You sure it wasn't legitimate ? I've found gift cards good for a free month, will completely cancel those four weeks if you stop the auto-rebill.

Lost a bunch of Bing.com points that way.

Best way to check is to go directly to the site and fix it there and delete the email.

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