Although this new scam employs the recognisable branding elements of Netflix that make the emails feel so familiar, small tell-tale signs like the fake sender email address, and grammatical errors should provide sufficient warning to think twice before panicking that you might be about to miss out on the next season of your favourite blockbuster.
- Don't click any of the links or open any of the attachments.
- Forward the email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: If your email is rejected when you forward it, it means we have already received a copy of the phishing message. ...
- Delete the email.’
MailGuard advises all recipients of this email to delete it immediately without clicking on any links. Providing your personal details can result in your sensitive information being used for criminal activity and may have a severe negative impact on your business and its’ financial well-being.
MailGuard urges users not to click links or open attachments within emails that:
- Are not addressed to you by name.
- Appear to be from a legitimate company but use poor English or omits personal details that a legitimate sender would include.
- Are from businesses that you were not expecting to hear from, and/or
- Take you to a landing page or website that is not the legitimate URL of the company the email is purporting to be sent from.
One email is all that it takes
All that it takes to devastate your business is a cleverly worded email message that can steal sensitive user credentials or disrupt your business operations. If scammers can trick one person in your company into clicking on a malicious link or attachment, they can gain access to your data or inflict damage on your business.
For a few dollars per staff member per month, you can protect your business with MailGuard's predictive and advanced email security. Talk to a solution consultant at MailGuard today about securing your company's inboxes.
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