The Better Business Bureau says Internet thieves continue to use a popular service to trick victims with a new round of phishing scams. Hushing is the activity of defrauding an online account holder of financial information by posing as a legitimate company. It has become a major aspect of criminal activity in recent years, with millions of unsuspecting citizens being bilked out of their money.
BBB investigator Bill Smith says the criminals are targeting Netflix users into downloading malicious software that is disguised as “Netflix support software.”
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To avoid this scam and others like it, Smith says you should never let someone log into your computer remotely; do not click links in emails; if the URL seems odd, do not continue to the site. If it is a scam, it will most likely have an unusual URL. It will likely contain a common name but be accompanied by jumbled letters or numbers; and always look up the business’s phone number on its website.