It has been awhile since I’ve done one of these, but I thought it was time to get back into talking about phishing scams, especially since I’ve been getting a number of Netflix Phishing Scams in my inbox lately. It means the scammers are active and are trying to scam people into giving them their credentials so they can do some financial damage.
Not to worry though, I’m here to show you how to spot these nasty Netflix scam emails by showing you the red flags to look for so that you and others will never become a victim of the scammers that create these fake emails claiming to be from Netflix.
I got an interesting email the other day that says the New York State Supreme Court discovered a transaction that happened between myself and the United Bank of Africa Benin Republic Cotonou Unit and upon investigation, the court has decided that I’m the real beneficiary. $4.5 million was forwarded to the NY Supreme Court after an investigation by the FBI as well as Homeland Securities, and DC Police and they have all mandated that the court will pay me the funds and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York will be responsible for the transfer of funds from bank to bank. Wow, how exciting is this?! This must be legitimate right?!
There are no shortage of scams these days and my spam box is filling up with them, but thankfully most of these scams are ending up there rather than in my main email inbox. One thing I’ve noticed recently is I received emails talking about an ATM Mastercard.
I of course became very curious about them and decided to give them all a read. Needless to say they were pretty easy to tell that they were scams, at least to me. I do know what signs and red flags to look for, but more importantly, I don’t let my emotions get the best of me in these cases because if I didn’t do that, I could easily fall for these scams thinking I would be getting easy money which is simply not the case.
As you all know, I’ve talked a lot about scams and the many kinds of phishing scams that into my email’s inbox. I’ve talked about what to look for, what not to do in these scams, and how to not let your emotions get the best of you. Even when going through all of these things, there are still some scams that I come across that still can cause me to panic and in this case, it is a Coinbase scam. The previous phishing scam I received didn’t cause a lot of worry for me and you can read about that by clickinghere.
I will go over why this particular scam caused me to panic and how I eventually calmed myself down and allowed me to look over everything very thoroughly and realize that it was ultimately a scam. I understand that there are things that should be common sense, but let’s just say that I’ve had a security issue with my account with the real Coinbase company last year and receiving an email like this just adds to the difficulties that still continue to this day, hence why this scam nearly got me. I’ll also talk about the one red flag that ALWAYS lets me know that an email is a scam.
A lot of people are very familiar with Windows Defender as it is a legitimate program from Microsoft that helps your computer system stop threats such as viruses, malware, and other threats. I use another system instead that better defends my computer against viruses, but Windows Defender is still nice to have as a bit of a helpful backup. So if Windows Defender is a legitimate program by Microsoft, and is included in the latest versions of Window, then how is it possible that there’s a Windows Defender scam?
Well I will get into that next, but I do also want to mention that scammers will use whatever they can to try to scam you to get money out of you so even if there is something legitimate, scammers will try to use that against you to get your hard-earned money. If you want to read about some of the other phishing email scams that I have received, you can clickhereand go through my list.