Heads up! The Lewiston Police and many other departments across Maine are making us aware of bogus emails claiming to be from Netflix in an apparent effort to collect personal information.

Here's the very important caution from the Lewiston Police Department Facebook page:

"Warning from LPD related to Netflix email phishing scam Urgent! Don’t click on anything in a “Netflix” email! A worldwide warning has been issued to Netflix members about a new and sophisticated scam. Scammers are sending phishing emails claiming that the recipient’s Netflix billing information needs to be updated because it has become invalid. When the reader clicks on the link in the email, it looks like they have landed on the real Netflix website, but it is actually a spoofed Netflix page that asks for: first and last name, date of birth, billing address, the name on the credit card and card number, expiration date and security code. Once the person has entered the information, they see a screen that says their membership has been reactivated. All of the screens appear to be real pages on the Netflix website, but they are false. You can contact the real Netflix by sending an email to:  Netflix reminds members on its website: “Netflix will never ask for any personal information to be sent to us over email. This includes: • Payment information (credit card number, debit card number, direct debit account, PIN, etc.). • Social security number for US citizens (in any form), (truncated)"

So remember, to be on the safe side don't click on anything in a Netflix email. You now may return to binge watchin' and chillin'.

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