Be warned about fake Netflix emails that can scam you into handing over your bank details

The convincing emails claim to be from Netflix and ask customers to follow a link to "update" their bank details

Be warned about fake Netflix emails that can scam you into handing over your bank details

Fraud alert! Netflix users have been warned to look out for fraudulent emails that ask users to update their bank details.

The emails claim to be from the giant streaming service but are actually from scammers trying to trick users into handing personal bank details.

The email asks streaming service customers to update their account because they are having problems with the billing information. Then the link sends unsuspecting viewers to a website where anyone who submits information will have their details accessed by scammers, reports the Sun.

In this photo illustration the Netflix logo is seen on September 19, 2014 in Paris, France. Netflix September 15 launched service in France, the first of six European countries planned in the coming months.
In this photo illustration the Netflix logo is seen on September 19, 2014 in Paris, France. Netflix September 15 launched service in France, the first of six European countries planned in the coming months.

The reported email reads; "We face some difficulties with the current billing information of your own. We will try again, but please at the same time you [sic] update your payment details." 

At the end of the email, there is a red button that tells you to "Update Account now" and clicking on that opens the follow the link to a website that is actually run by scammers who may use the information you enter to hack your bank account.

Action Fraud, UK's national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre, is currently investigating the scam and a spokesperson told The Daily Mail: "Watch out for these fake Netflix emails. Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case its a scam."

"Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text," adds the spokesperson. Netflix currently has around 130 million subscribers. Anyone who has clicked on the link should contact Action Fraud, and report the breach to their bank.