The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning consumers of a Netflix-based phishing scam that tells users they need to update their payment details.

The emails claim a user's account is on hold because Netflix is “having some trouble with your current billing information”  and prompts the user to click a malicious link to update their payment method, the FTC said in a Dec. 26 blog post.

Before responding or clicking through with any links asking users to share sensitive information, researchers recommend users consider contacting the company directly via their phone number or official website to ensure its real.

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