Streaming Service Scams

Scammers are taking advantage of the huge surge in the numbers using online streaming services by sending fake emails claiming to be from Netflix or Amazon Prime, asking users to click a link to update their payment details.

The links lead to fake payment pages with legitimate-looking branding, where you are asked to enter personal and account details and payment information.

National Online Safety have a range of useful and accessible guidance for parents, teachers and carers on keeping children safe online, including the safe use of streaming services such as Disney+.

What to do:

  • If you receive a similar email or text, do not click on any links or open any attachments. If you do, your details could be harvested by scammers.
  • Report scams to Advice Direct Scotland
  • You can also report scam emails to the National Cyber Security Centre’s Suspicious Email Reporting Service.

Report scam calls and texts to
Advice Direct Scotland

Report scam emails to the National Cyber Security Centre’s
Suspicious Email Reporting Service