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Subscription scams Netflix, Amazon, and Disney: what to do

Fake Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+ profiles have been set up on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram in order to disseminate scams. The criminal installations already have more than 654,000 followers and 2.5 million likes thanks to about 500 bogus profiles.

Fraudulent websites are being used by cybercriminals to offer free memberships to streaming platforms by registering on a phony website, which is then used by cybercriminals to steal personal information and distribute malware.

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How does the scam work and how to protect yourself?

Messages sent via SMS, apps, or the email may contain links that lead victims to this site, according to Emilio Simoni, PSafe’s chief security executive. Personal information such as name, CPF (Personal Identification Number), location (address), and phone number may be requested on the pages, according to the expert.

In reality, victims are feeding a database for future scams by providing personal information on a “registration form” in order to receive a code for a supposed free membership. Possible criminal behaviors include hacking into social media accounts and stealing people’s credit cards.

Keep an eye out for promotions that promise more than normal benefits, and don’t get caught up in the hype! Never click or share links from unknown sources, especially in messaging apps or social networks. Also, check any type of promotion directly on the official websites of streaming platforms.

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