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BBB Warning Of Netflix Impersonator Scam

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(WLNS) - Millions of Americans already have an account with Netflix.

Netflix customers are the new target of an identity theft scheme.

Con artists claiming they work for the video streaming service are trying to get money and private information from people.

It's actually a two-part scam, with victims being lured in by pop-up ads online or an e-mail that asks that you click on a link.

When you do, it takes you to a website that looks like a Netflix customer service page.

That's when the scammers move in, telling you that your account has been locked and that they need remote access to your computer to help.

Once you download a program and let the scammers into your system, they go through your files and take your personal information.

Experts say your best bet is to always be cautious of who you let remotely access your computer.

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