Being two of the biggest streaming services on the planet, many Britons have subscribed to Netflix and Disney+ over the pandemic months to entertain themselves while in lockdown. According to its latest estimates, Netflix has over 200 million subscribers worldwide, while Disney+ has 116 million people signed up to its service. As a result of these large numbers, more and more people are becoming victims to scams due to being subscribed to either service.

Included in its latest scam updates, Lloyds is sounding the alarm that convincing emails with false information are being sent to Netflix and Disney+ subscribers from scam artists.

The bank is encouraging people to become aware of what these scams look like and how to report them.

Both fake emails, while seemingly convincing, encourage subscribers to the streaming giants to alter their contact or billing information.

The Disney+ email stated: “We noticed suspicious login activity on your online account with The Walt Disney Company.

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“Your account security and privacy are important to us, so to be on the safe side, we have locked your account.

“To access it, please create a new password by following the link below.”

Comparatively, the Netflix email stated: “We’re having some trouble with your current billing information.

“We’ll try again, but in the meantime you may want to update your payment details.”


Each scam email includes…

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