E-mail scam targets Netflix users worldwide

If you receive an e-mail from Netflix claiming that you won't be able to watch your favorite shows for much longer, don't open it.

Netflix users are the latest target of an e-mail scam that threatens to disable accounts unless personal information is updated.

The e-mail has the subject line "Your suspension notification," and goes on to say, "We were unable to validate your billing information. Simply click 'restart your membership' to update your details."

The e-mail then provides a faulty link that leads to a spoofed Netflix site. The user will be asked to fill out personal information, including credit card numbers and billing information, which scammers then steal.

It's unclear how many people have been targeted, but it's expected to be in the millions, with Netflix having nearly 110 million subscribers worldwide.

One of those subscribers, 23-year-old Skylar Stephen from Kansas, fell victim to the scam, according to NBC News.

"I gave them my debit card information, they cleaned me out of $2,000 and they opened up 40 to 45 bank accounts in my name," Stephen told the news organization.

Netflix has spoken out about the scam, saying that they take the security of their members seriously. The company went on to say that phishing scams have become routine for online company's like their own.

“Unfortunately, these scams are common on the internet and target popular brands such as Netflix and other companies with large customer bases to lure users into giving out personal information," the company's statement said.

The company is referring users to its security page for additional help.

There, they remind users that they may send an e-mail telling you to update your information with a link, but they'll never ask for a payment from you via e-mail.

The company also suggests hovering your cursor over any link to make sure it is legitimate before clicking on it.

If you've fallen for the scam, Netflix says you should change your password, alert your bank and e-mail phishing@netflix.com immediately.