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PHOENIX -- You can pretty much find any movie you want on Netflix. That's exactly why Maureen Saenz pays $8 a month to subscribe.
"It doesn't cost that much, it's very cost-effective and it has a little something for everyone," Saenz said.
When Saenz signed up with Netflix, she gave them her credit card number so they could automatically bill her every month.
But recently, Saenz got an email from Netflix saying, "Dear Netflix Member. Your payment method was declined. To correct the problem, please update your credit card or add a new one in order to be able to use your Netflix account in the future."
But Saenz said she was suspicious.
"The biggest red flag for me was not having my name on it because anything from Netflix always has my name on it," she said. "Something just didn't feel right and I know better than to click on something I shouldn't. I learned that a long time ago."
As you might have guessed, the email isn't from Netflix at all. It's from a crafty line of scammers throwing out bait in hopes someone will bite.
Luckily for Saenz, she didn't fall for the trap and did not provide her sensitive information to the scammers.
She contacted 3 On Your Side in hopes of warning other consumers about this latest scam.
When somebody sends you an email that says anything that's going to involve your Social Security number or credit card number, anything that's personal that you don't broadcast, call the company.
Remember, scammers will do anything to make you think they're the legitimate, reputable company you may be used to dealing with.
They'll use familiar-sounding companies you've heard of before, so be careful.