With over 167 million users around the world, Netflix is without a doubt one of the most popular TV and movie streaming services.

But if you use Netflix, make sure you’re on the lookout for a new ‘free subscription’ scam.

South Lanarkshire Council has warned about the new scam, which could let you hackers access your bank accounts.

It explained: “We have seen a new scam email saying that you can win a year’s premium subscription to Netflix.

“Clicking on the link leads to a genuine-looking login page which is designed to steal your account and payment details.”

A previous Netflix scam email

The scam is circulating on both email and text, and prompts you to click a link to ‘update your billing details following a failed payment.’

If you click on this link and fill in your details, it can then allow the hackers to access and drain your accounts.

Netflix said: “We will never ask for your personal information by texts or email. This includes credit or debit card numbers, bank account details, Netflix passwords.

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“We will never request payment through a 3rd party vendor or website. If you receive a text or email requesting any of the above, it is not from Netflix.”

If you receive a suspicious text or email that claims to be from Netflix, do not click any links in the messages or reply to them.

Instead, forward the message to [email protected], before deleting it.

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