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By SecureWorld News Team
Tue | May 16, 2017 | 6:01 AM PDT

A WhatsApp scam campaign is offering free Netflix for one year.

Tripwire explains:

Fraudsters have launched a new scam campaign where they offer WhatsApp users one year of free membership access to Netflix.

An attack begins when a user receives a message about gaining free access to the streaming service from one of their WhatsApp contacts. The message appears to come from the Netflix domain. But careful inspection of the shortened URL reveals otherwise.

Spanish version of the Netflix-themed WhatsApp scam. (Source: ESET)

If a user doesn’t spot that discrepancy and clicks on the link, the scam directs them to an external domain unrelated to Netflix. This page has the ability to automatically detect a device’s language and display its contents accordingly. It also uses a trusted certificate.